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Recess redress: The importance of play in education

Ask any child what his or her favorite subject is in school, and most will say recess. Yet a recent Gallup poll conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that up to 40 percent of U.S. school districts have reduced or eliminated recess to focus more on academics....

source: By Suzanne Mason
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Aimee Boorman's instructions to 19-year-old Oympic gymnast Simone Biles have been to compete for herself, to focus on the personal joy competition brings and not the weighty expectations of an entire country. That advice has proven...

source: Chicago Tribune

Writes Kara Gabriella Deutch: "In Part 1 of How to Survive Your First Year as a Physical Education Teacher, I talked about some of the things you should be ready to do when you step foot in your class on that first day, such as...

source: SHAPE America

Funding to support health and physical education programs is at risk of being cut! We need active advocates like you to participate in SHAPE America's Online Advocacy Day, Sept. 14! Together, let's make sure our voices are heard!

source: SHAPE America

Weeks before school begins, high school football teams are already on the field and in the gym getting their bodies into game shape. While many know how to pump iron, they might be taking risks with what they put in their bodies. The benefits of those protein powders touting...

source: WFAA-TV

As you teach your students about physical literacy, use SHAPE America's student-friendly National Standards poster to help them make the connection between what they're learning in PE class and why they're learning it. Posters are available for both elementary (preK-5) and...

source: SHAPE America

A new study out of Australia confirms what we probably already knew: People who dance and go to concerts regularly are pretty happy. While it may seem obvious, comparing happiness and the enjoyment of music can actually tell us a lot about how music affects us psychologically.

source: CNN via WTIC-TV


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