Peaceful Playgrounds Welcomes East Street Student Back to School

East Street School Returns to NEW Playground Markings When East Street staff and students return to school this year they will be welcomed with a new, colorful and fun playground markings. The school is implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program which, according to their website is based on the concept that several well-marked, colorfully designed playground markings [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:44:48-08:00April 14th, 2018|Recess, Schools|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Welcomes East Street Student Back to School

School Tools for Creating a Culture of Wellness

  Schools play an important role in helping children to be healthy and fit.  A fast growing body of research indicates that student wellness and academic learning go hand-in-hand.  Put simply, the benefits that can arise from proper nutrition and physical activity are a prerequisite to optimal learning and to avoiding and preventing chronic diseases. [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:51:23-08:00April 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, Schools|Comments Off on School Tools for Creating a Culture of Wellness

Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

How to have a Peaceful Playgrounds - 1999 Hopscotch and colorful games to curb playground problems Aria Lopez-Rosende Principal, Pioneer Elementary I first learned about Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) as a classroom teacher over 10 years ago and heard about the resulting  reduction in playground problems. Then I became I Principal of Pioneer Elementary [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:14:01-08:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles, playground, Recess, Schools|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

The Benefits of Physical Activity in Schools

The benefits of Physical Activity in Schools Most classrooms have at least one impulsive child and in my experience, some classes have more than one. These impulsive children are frequently in trouble and display sincere regret for their actions... repeatedly. When teaching, I wondered, "Will they ever learn?" A new study suggests that a simple [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:49:33-08:00December 6th, 2012|Featured Articles, Physical Activity, Schools|Comments Off on The Benefits of Physical Activity in Schools

School Wide Discipline : What works?

School Wide Discipline:  What Works? School wide discipline plan finds a student at chalk board reviewing the behavior rules. In an election year, it is important to acknowledge that for approximately 20 years, the Annual Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools has identified school wide discipline was one [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:51:02-08:00December 6th, 2012|Bullying, Featured Articles, Schools|Comments Off on School Wide Discipline : What works?

Shortening the School Year Spreads

An alarming educational trend is spreading like wildfire across the nation due to our economic situation. More troubling is the fact that no one is talking about the effect of a shortened school year for students’ academic advancement. The nation’s second largest school district signed agreements with the United Teachers of Los Angeles to shorten [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:58:34-08:00December 6th, 2012|Featured Articles, Schools|Comments Off on Shortening the School Year Spreads