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Opinion: School sports are more than just a game

Opinion: School sports are more than just a game | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Education has come a long way from reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic. The three Rs have been broadened to encompass the three As — academics, arts and athletics.
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The Whole Child Blog « Whole Child Education

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Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Schools

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Physically Active Play and Cognition. An Academic Matter? - John J. Ratey, MD

Physically Active Play and Cognition. An Academic Matter? - John J. Ratey, MD | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
By: Jacob Sattelmair and John J. Ratey The authors discuss the growing evidence that strenuous physical activity is not only healthy for students but improves their academic performance.
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Physical Education in Schools : International Platform on Sport and Development

The Platform provides a hub for sharing knowledge, building good practice, facilitating coordination and fostering partnerships between and within different stakeholder groups with an interest in the field of Sport and Development.
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Quality Physical Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Discover UNESCO projects to promote physical education and sport (PES) in infant and primary schools, and to develop training structures.
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Phys Ed: What Sort of Exercise Can Make You Smarter?

For some time, researchers have known that exercise changes the structure of the brain and affects thinking. But fundamental questions remain, like whether exercise must be strenuous or aerobic to be beneficial.
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Physical education with academics can improve test scores

When schools cut physical education programs so students can spend more time in the classroom, they may be missing a golden opportunity to promote learning, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies...
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Frederick’s Orchard Grove Elementary School is making strides in fitness

Frederick’s Orchard Grove Elementary School is making strides in fitness | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
At Frederick’s Orchard Grove Elementary, fitness scores are up and discipline problems are down because of a popular running club.
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Sports Participation, Fitness Linked To Academic Achievement

Sports Participation, Fitness Linked To Academic Achievement | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Preteens in Portugal with higher levels of fitness and sports participation performed better in the classroom, according to research being presented today at the American College of Sports Medicin...
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Combining Physical Activity With Classroom Lessons Results in Improved Test Scores | Facebook

Combining Physical Activity With Classroom Lessons Results in Improved Test Scores | Facebook | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
The Ratey Institute a écrit un article intitulé Combining Physical Activity With Classroom Lessons Results in Improved Test Scores. Lisez cet article dans son intégralité ici.
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A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind | Edutopia

A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind | Edutopia | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Along with physical strength, a little exercise helps kids build brainpower.
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The Whole Child Blog « Whole Child Education

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How Important Is Exercise at Schools?

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Students Learn That Active Bodies Lead to Active Minds | Edutopia

Students Learn That Active Bodies Lead to Active Minds | Edutopia | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Teachers use physical activity to teach lessons.
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Quality Physical Education

Quality Physical Education | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
A high quality physical education program is defined by four components -  opportunity to learn, meaningful content, appropriate practices and student and program assessment.
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Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education

Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education The emerging field of youth development has recently focused on fostering leadership qualities.
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Quality PE, youth sports can lead children to be more active adults | Wichita Eagle

The percentage of American adults categorized as either overweight or obese is a staggering 68 percent.
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Children growing weaker as computers replace outdoor activity

Children growing weaker as computers replace outdoor activity | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Modern life is 'producing a generation of weaklings', claims research as physical strength declines in 10-year-olds...
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It’s Now Possible

It’s Now Possible | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
This weekend my students will be engaging in a major piece of data collection when they complete an activity analysis during a senior A grade netball game. The data they compile from the activity w...
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Children's Right to Play: An Examination of the Importance of Play in the Lives of Children Worldwide - Zunia.org

Children's Right to Play: An Examination of the Importance of Play in the Lives of Children Worldwide - Zunia.org | Advocating for Physical Education | Scoop.it
Zunia is a portal for knowledge exchange among development professionals worldwide. News, events, best practices and publications on a wide range of international development topics.
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