Category Archives: K-12 Education

A Somatic Approach Toward a Bully-Free Future

Research shows that children who are bullied often carry a posture and a story of victimization. Trauma, low self-esteem, learning disabilities and obesity also can set up a child for ridicule and rejection. As we’ve noted before, such children begin … Continue reading

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From the Archives: 3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

As a new school year gets underway, we re-post these tips from a couple years back to help you get the year off to a positive start… Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, … Continue reading

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Take a Stand for Children’s Health…Literally!

At first glance, it’s a hard statistic to believe – that by the time they reach high school, 63% of kids are no longer physically active. But consider some of the barriers that either didn’t exist or were much less … Continue reading

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Schools, Yoga & the Religion Issue

What began as a local story of a few California parents objecting to classroom yoga has, over the past couple weeks, ballooned into one of national interest, garnering mainstream media coverage. According to the original North County Times article about … Continue reading

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3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, but the shift from summer fun to school schedules can be challenging. Of course, “challenge” is just a different word for “opportunity.” Here are three ways you … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing Can’t Measure What Matters

Quick: What’s the difference between No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top? Not much. As Diane Ravitch notes in a powerful and insightful essay in the New York Review of Books, both are part of what Pasi Sahlberg … Continue reading

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Technology Alone Is Not Enough: Creativity, Vision & a Whole Child Approach to Education

Recently, Lynea and I were asked to speak at a conference about technology’s impact on education. Immediately, my thoughts turned to what we feel is one of the greatest challenges facing us as educators and parents: the addictive nature of … Continue reading

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