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 »
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Walking as a physical activity helps increase a child’s ability to learn. Safe, accessible, walkable communities help encourage this as well as strengthen schools and communities. Communities without safe walkable conditions can have the exact opposite outcome.
You’ve heard about it in the news lately, no doubt. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has put lead poisoning at the front of our minds, and in our hearts as families, schools and the community deals with it.
If Billy has seven cupcakes and gives five of them away, how many does he have left for himself? The correct answer is two cupcakes, but we think it would be better if Billy was giving away apples, don’t you? Something simple like counting apples instead of cupcakes can help enhance a healthy school culture, allowing students… Read more »
Do you need a different and engaging way to motivate students? We have the perfect source for you! Our friend Mike Kuczala has some thoughts to share with you from his TEDx talk about The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement.
This online course was developed by NEA Healthy Futures (as NEA HIN) and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) as part of NEA’s Online Academy. This free, 1.5 hour course will educate NEA members about asthma so that they can help students better manage their asthma while at school. The course addresses the causes, signs… Read more »
Hey educators – want to lower the stress levels of your students instantly? Let them move!! Here are two quick, fun brain energizers you can use today!
This colorful set of cards depicting real food will become a favorite in your classroom. Designed to go with the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Teacher’s Guide, these cards complement activities in the guide, but can also be used in other lesson plans and by your students to create nutrition-related games. We bet you can… Read more »