Content tagged with: classroom

How Busy Educators are Fitting in Fitness

Running helps you stay in shape

Your colleagues chimed in with easy, actionable tips for sneaking fitness into your school day.  Finding the time to hit the gym can be a challenge, especially when you’re a busy educator. Your days, evenings and weekends are already crammed full. And even if you can find the time, sometimes finding the energy to exercise… Read more »

The Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality

All students and school employees have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and work environment – and that includes Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Poor IEQ is caused by a variety of harmful factors, including: mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants that negatively impact the… Read more »

Spotless Classroom Cleaning Tricks–Revealed!

From stubborn whiteboard stains to mystery sticky spots, teachers share resourceful ideas to quickly clean classroom messes. As you look around your beloved classroom, are you annoyed that your desks are dirty, you have crayon on your walls and there are Sharpie stains on your whiteboard? Your fellow educators, inherently creative and infinitely resourceful, have… Read more »

Improving Schools, Improving Lives Begins with Dismantling Institutional Racism

stop institutional racism

The National Education Association (NEA) is guided by the mantra “A Great Public School for Every Student,” while NEA Healthy Futures is committed to “Improving Schools, Improving Lives.” Each motto offers the vison of a society where all students have equal access and opportunity to lead successful lives. Unfortunately, the fact remains; the journey to… Read more »

Meeting the 21st Century Well-Being Needs of Students: Part Two

This is the second post in a two part series on the important role that educators play when positively impacting the emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of children in their care. Well-being best practices: Integrated Self Model and Self Across the Curriculum Proven best practices are available to educators that effectively combine well-being into classroom curricula.