Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Discipline Alternatives to Withholding Recess  I received this question from a parent.  Regarding her child's school withholding recess games for discipline reasons. "My child’s school has started using Peaceful Playgrounds and the children have been prohibited from playing soccer, basketball, kickball, or making up their own games.  My kids are very upset by [...]

By |2018-09-21T10:38:45-08:00September 21st, 2018|Announcement, playground|Comments Off on Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Apply today for a SHAPE/Skillastics Grant Opportunity

Apply Today: $10,000 Physical Activity Grant Program Skillastics® and SHAPE America are partnering for the second annual Skillastics Physical Activity Grant Program. Skillastics will award five grants to elementary, middle and/or secondary health and physical educators totaling $10,000. Each grant will provide up to $1,000 of Skillastics products and up to $1,000 for the educator [...]

By |2018-09-20T12:01:09-08:00September 20th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on Apply today for a SHAPE/Skillastics Grant Opportunity

School Grant Announcement: Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants

Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants Closing Date: September 30th 2018 Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:45:45-08:00September 14th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on School Grant Announcement: Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants

Play Nice Newsletter on Playground Discipline

Discipline on the Playground Guidance for Playgrounds Supervisors & Staff Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:30:29-08:00September 13th, 2018|Announcement, Playground Supervision|Comments Off on Play Nice Newsletter on Playground Discipline

SHAPE America’s Impact Grants Apply Now.

SHAPE America’s Impact Schools grant program will provide much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to schools to enhance health and physical education programs in high-need areas across the nation while helping teachers continue their studies and build expertise that improves student outcomes. More........

By |2018-12-06T11:50:56-08:00September 13th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on SHAPE America’s Impact Grants Apply Now.

WA PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

Washington PTA: 11.27 BEST PRACTICES – RECESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Resolution passed 2018 Whereas, children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning, and increased physical activity during the school day does not adversely affect student academic achievement; and Whereas, elementary school children who have more [...]

By |2018-09-04T09:41:52-08:00September 5th, 2018|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on WA PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

National PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

School Recess Whereas, Children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning; andWhereas, Elementary school children who have more recess time have been found to have better classroom behavior; and Whereas, Recess is important for children’s socialization, school adjustment, and overall social development; and Whereas, Recess [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:36:56-08:00September 4th, 2018|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on National PTA Resolution in Support of Recess