My most memorable childhood playthings weren’t factory-made. When I think back, I had the most fun swordfighting with poplar saplings, sliding down snowy slopes on cardboard boxes and playing battleships with homemade graph paper. I‘ll never forget our day-long sod Continue reading Where Are All the Soapbox Cars?
New research has revealed yet another reason why quality daily physical education is a must for all students. The study, conducted by Dr. Graham Colditz of the Washington University School of Medicine, found that exercise beginning in the teen years Continue reading Quality Daily Physical Education
Will Reduce Adult Breast Cancer
I have just read about a disturbing activity that may affect students in your school. It’s called the “choking game.” This game has killed at least 82 students in the USA and sent at least 72 Canadian kids to the Continue reading Be on the Lookout for Students Who Play “The Choking Game”
It’s just crazy. Health and physical education classes are often the first subjects to be cut when school boards face budget and curriculum pressures. Of course, it’s important for students to know the 3R’s, but health and PE programs will Continue reading Cuts to Health and PE Programs Cause Increase in Teen Pregnancy
Although physical educators have long realized the importance of Quality Daily Physical Education, the need for such programs is still not a priority for parents and policy makers. This is highlighted by the fact that many school boards still use Continue reading If They Can Block-Schedule Physical Education, Why Not Lunch?
Recess can be an excellent opportunity for children to engage in fitness activities. However for some children, recess isn’t fun – it’s a cruel reminder that they aren’t part of the in-crowd. Excluded from group games and activities, they stand Continue reading The Buddy Bench Improves Inclusiveness During Recess Periods