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Physical Inactivity in America A Quiet, National Killer

One of the biggest keys to my success in life has been physical activity — on a daily basis. I attribute my success in life to a P.E. teacher and his class back in my hometown of Wrightsville, Georgia. Back then, P.E. was a life changer for me and i... More >>

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What's for Lunch?

Since 1946, the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has maintained a mission of providing healthy school meals to children all across America in grades K12. Today, this federally funded program serves lunch to 31 million children and breakfast to 14 milli... More >>

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CHANGES IN FALL SPORTS: WHAT TO EXPECT AS A FAN

The start of the school season brings the start of the fall and winter sports. Many of us equate fall sports, especially, with one word: football. While this is a natural and correct assumption, there are other fall and winters sports that people ar... More >>

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Building Relationships with Students who have Experienced Trauma

What is trauma? How may trauma affect my student’s academic performance? What can I do as a teacher to help students who have experienced trauma? What are ACEs and how do they affect my students? These are commonly asked questions by teachers and pr... More >>

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Family Intervention

For individuals with disabilities, the success of intervention depends on many variables. Providing evidence-based effective treatment, ongoing staff training and feedback, and identifying appropriate goals, for example, all influence the extent to ... More >>

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The Possibilities of Mutualism

Dis-Integrated Learning I started teaching at a nationally recognized high school in Fairfax, Virginia. Our test scores, graduation rate and college acceptance numbers were strong. Yet the only time faculty members gathered outside of their d... More >>

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STRENGTHENING Family-School Partnerships

When my children started elementary school, my wife and I wanted to make sure their school had all the tools and resources needed to help them and their classmates succeed. We didn’t have all the answers and needed guidance in navigating the sc... More >>

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A Guide to Difficult Conversations

As educators we are, by the nature of our work, faced with many opportunities to have difficult conversations. These occur with students, with parents, and sometimes even with each other.  Our job is, at its core, to help people grow and learn. To d... More >>

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Engaging Families

This last week I received a tee shirt from a friend. Across the front were the words ALLEGEDLY RETIRED. That’s very true for me. When I left my position as superintendent of a county school system, I lasted all of 20 minutes. Then it was time to get... More >>

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When School is Out Summer Meals Matter

As the school year is winding down, do you ever consider what students who rely on school meals will do for food over the summer months? Will they have healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to keep them nourished and on track for learning once they r... More >>

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Bringing Wellness Initiatives to Melmark New England

Melmark New England celebrates its 20th anniversary this year as a premier human service provider with a private special education school, professional development, training, and research center. Over 350 staff members in its Andover, Mass., locatio... More >>

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Where's the PE Teacher? The Evolution and Case of Physical Education

Take a step inside physical education class at Marjorie Rawlings Elementary in Pinellas County, Florida and you’ll see one common theme: movement! Three times per week, students participate in heart-pumping physical education classes — taught b... More >>

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A New Look for Nutrition Facts and What It Means

The Nutrition Facts food label is getting a makeover. More than 20 years since its debut, the label is catching up to current thinking in nutrition science as well as the reality of how people eat and drink today. Consumers will have bigger and clea... More >>

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More than Muffins and Milk Kickstart Students’ Success with Breakfast After the Bell

As former teachers, we know the importance of caring for each and every one of our students. But what happens when some kids don’t have access to the same essential elements as others? More >>

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Managing Food Allergies Requires a Comprehensive Approach

Food allergy management is a hot topic in many school districts each year, but myths and misinformation can make food allergy management even more of a challenge.  More >>

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