The Walking Classroom addresses students' need to move. Whether for the energy-filled student who can't sit still or the student who needs encouragement to get his recommended daily amount of activity, incorporating walking into the classroom benefits everyone.
Grocery and convenience stores are already displaying Halloween candy, and your students may already be enjoying these sugary treats. Here are a few ideas for reasonably healthy snacks to celebrate the season without a sugar overload.
In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying.
What outcomes are most important to track? How can we use data to improve our expanded-learning system? What tools exist to measure social and emotional skills?
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation's signature global initiative to increase creativity in education. To date, AYV programs are active in more than fifty-five countries, affecting 190,000 youth worldwide. For the first time, a free AYV online course will bring to the public all the key elements of this successful program. Now, any educator could integrate the core principles of this successful program and become an Adobe Youth Voices Educator.
Applications are now being accepted for the STEMworks database of effective STEM learning programs. Any STEM programs that serve preK-12 students and teachers—in or out of school—can and are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Friday, September 12, 2014.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.
Non-competitive games help young people get to know each other, teach cooperation, and make all children feel welcome. The first day of a new program or days when new children visit your site are great times to utilize non-competitive games.
Over the past three years, the National Science Foundation has sponsored a series of STEM Smart Workshops, which have showcased promising practices and resources in support of effective K-12 STEM Education in schools and programs.