Health & Wellness


As we venture even farther into the 21st century, we continue to understand the connection between a healthy, active child and his or her ability to learn. 21st Century Learning advises us to take a holistic approach to learning. You simply can’t separate the body and the mind. That’s why we present a wide array of articles and resources on physical education, nutrition and wellness.

Physical Inactivity in America A Quiet, National Killer

One of the biggest keys to my success in life has been physical activity — on a daily basis. I attribute my success in life to a P.E. teacher and his class back in my hometown of Wrightsville, Georgi... Read More...

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What's for Lunch?

Since 1946, the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has maintained a mission of providing healthy school meals to children all across America in grades K12. Today, this federally funded program serves lunc... Read More...

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CHANGES IN FALL SPORTS: WHAT TO EXPECT AS A FAN

The start of the school season brings the start of the fall and winter sports. Many of us equate fall sports, especially, with one word: football. While this is a natural and correct assumption, ther... Read More...

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Building Relationships with Students who have Experienced Trauma

What is trauma? How may trauma affect my student’s academic performance? What can I do as a teacher to help students who have experienced trauma? What are ACEs and how do they affect my students? The... Read More...

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Family Intervention

For individuals with disabilities, the success of intervention depends on many variables. Providing evidence-based effective treatment, ongoing staff training and feedback, and identifying appropriat... Read More...

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The Possibilities of Mutualism

Dis-Integrated Learning I started teaching at a nationally recognized high school in Fairfax, Virginia. Our test scores, graduation rate and college acceptance numbers were strong. Yet the onl... Read More...

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STRENGTHENING Family-School Partnerships

When my children started elementary school, my wife and I wanted to make sure their school had all the tools and resources needed to help them and their classmates succeed. We didn’t have all th... Read More...

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A Guide to Difficult Conversations

As educators we are, by the nature of our work, faced with many opportunities to have difficult conversations. These occur with students, with parents, and sometimes even with each other.  Our job is... Read More...

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