Content tagged with: school environment

Physical Activity and Active Living

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and boasts many benefits. In combination with a healthy diet, regular physical activity can help prevent a range of chronic diseases later in life – including heart disease, cancer, and stroke – and helps control weight, builds lean muscle, promotes strong bone and joint development,… Read more »

Bullying Prevention Leads to Positive Outcomes in Schools

Bullying hurts

According to Patty O’Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education, “Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it.”

A Comprehensive Approach to Safe Schools

School safety is important everywhere

The effort to make our schools and communities safer requires a comprehensive approach. Arming educators or even simply adding an armed school resource officer (SRO) is not an effective solution. NEA President Lily Eskelsen García recently reaffirmed that NEA leaders believe the nation needs real gun-safety legislation. Schools must also focus on better meeting the… Read more »

Make the Switch: How to Talk with Principals about Healthy Fundraising

Healthy eating is important!

For years, school fundraisers have centered around junk food – either asking students to sell candy to their family and neighbors, or by motivating students to sell by tempting them with junk food prizes. But many schools are turning to healthier alternatives, which not only can be just as profitable, but also help support healthy habits… Read more »