Tag: Sports

It’s Different Now

Four experiences for educators to consider about today’s young adolescents It’s not our imagination, kids really are different. Today’s youth face four constructs that adults either did not experience at all or did not experience in the same way as youth today. Athletics As a parent of athletes, I see the benefits of athletics, including

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It’s More Than Books

Making connections with sports in the middle school classroom When I taught middle school language arts, one of my students, Matthew, would complain that he was not able to give an explanation about or summarize the poems we were reading in class. However, every Monday he would spend the first part of class talking to

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Working Up a (Brain) Sweat

Physical activity improves students’ cognitive performance. If a pill could improve your child’s self-esteem, memory, attention span, standardized test scores, and ability to problem solve, would you rush to the store and buy it? If it did not need a prescription, was free, had no long-term side effects, and likely would increase your child’s lifespan

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