• Student Anxiety in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

    Student Anxiety in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

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    Students Are Returning To The Classroom With Heightened Anxiety Students are returning to the classroom with more anxiety than ever, according to teachers across multiple disciplines. Student anxiety has been on the rise for years but has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic to never-before-seen levels. Teachers and parents are both concerned that if what is being described as a "mental health crisis" is...
  • Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

    Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

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    Planning your outdoor playspace is extremely important. According to an Aug. 2016 study conducted by the University of Missouri, titled In the Zone: An Investigation into Physical Activity during Recess on Traditional versus Zoned Playgrounds, “Researchers found that average physical activity increased by 10 percent and children averaged 175 steps more on a zoned playground compared to a traditional playground.” But what the heck is a...
  • PE Ideas - Tyrone Elementary

    PE Ideas - Tyrone Elementary

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    With kids getting more and more screen time each and every day, breaks for physical activity are becoming more and more important. But how to get kids engaged in activities that teach life skills and promote physical activity? Some schools are turning to low-tech, high-energy alternatives reminiscent of yesteryears. But with a total update. Large scale, colorful games that bring diverse physical opportunities for...
  • Implementing A Healthy Lifestyle

    Implementing A Healthy Lifestyle

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    Sometimes letting children sit in front of a television or play on an electronic device seems easier to keep our youth entertained rather than encouraging them to get out and play. By promoting outdoor play, we are promoting physical activity that is enjoyable and beneficial. We can implement a healthier lifestyle by incorporating these four steps below: The first step starts with us -- the...
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