Modeling a Healthy Digital Diet

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The school year’s started and kids are diving into projects, assignments, and of course… their social lives. With so much of that happening on screen, conversations (and often arguments) at home will revolve around time spent online. How much is ok? How often should you take a break? And how could you possibly have THAT

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Setting Controls for an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

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From OSX Daily, here’s an extremely useful guide for filtering content and setting parental controls. How to Use Restrictions as Parental Controls on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It’s written with super clear instructions and includes plenty of screen shots… and while many are familiar with the restrictions for in-app purchases, I don’t think

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Teaching Meditation in Schools

Benfits of Meditation

There’s a growing body of research that shows meditation working for students. This article from Edutopia talks about the specific ways in which a meditation practice can help students manage stress. We’ve recently started doing it in our Health classes, and I’m excited to see how it goes. Middle School is a stressful time, and

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Grading in PE… The Parents Perspective

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As we’re making the switch to Standards Based Reporting, I think this would be a great read for parents. How Should Gym Class Be Graded? | The Parents Perspective. What really stuck out to me was the following… “One British study even found that half of girls are put off of physical activity by their experiences in

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Little League’s Preventative Drug Program

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From Schooled in Sports – Education Week… it looks like the Little League is taking a preventative approach when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. As the top youth league for a sport that’s been riddled with doping issues, they’re in a unique position to really make an impact. Let’s hope that they’re able to come

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