The Importance of Unstructured Playtime

The Importance of Unstructured Playtime

How much recess is too much? When planning the school year, many school administrators struggle with optimizing the school schedule. While teachers need enough time to teach the required curriculum, active time such as the unstructured playtime of recess and physical...
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Have you heard of CDC Healthy Schools? It’s a branch of the CDC that works with states, school systems, communities, and national partners to prevent chronic disease and promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents in schools. Their framework, called...
Digital Equity in Education

Digital Equity in Education

Technology is a growing part of every classroom, both as a tool for teachers and as a tool for students. Leveraging new programs, apps, and websites can make learning fun and can help with students’ retention of material. Switching up lesson plans also allows a break...
No More Days off due to Inclement Weather?

No More Days off due to Inclement Weather?

Less than two decades ago during the winter months, children would go to bed thinking that the next morning might bring a coveted snow day. In the morning, they’d turn on the TV or radio and frantically listen for their school’s name to confirm the day off – all the...
Breakfast and the Body

Breakfast and the Body

We all know the phrase, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” However, when the school year starts and busy parents struggle to prepare their children for the school day, the morning meal can often fall by the wayside. While businesses from drive-throughs...
Schools Can Help Defend Against Childhood Obesity

Schools Can Help Defend Against Childhood Obesity

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their 2017 study on adult obesity. According to the study, seven states reported an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. In the previous year’s study, five states reported at or...
Safeguarding Data Privacy

Safeguarding Data Privacy

In an ever-increasingly digital world, data security and data privacy is a growing concern for schools. Educators have always been responsible for safeguarding students’ personal information. Now, this extends to children’s personal data when they use computers. This...
What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

The first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for the hard work and sacrifice teachers make for the sake of their students. Our teachers’ drive, diligence, generosity, energy, and passion to shape minds are awe-inspiring and worthy...