ActivEd Blog

Kids who Exercise Spend Less on Medical Bills

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on May 18, 2017 8:11:00 AM

According to a new study"Physical activity not only makes kids feel better and helps them develop healthy habits, it's also good for the nation's bottom line." The study results were published May 1, 2017 in the journal Health Affairs.

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Topics: Research, exercise, Health and Wellness for Young Children

Using Visuals to Support Learning in Math

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on May 11, 2017 8:22:00 AM

recent article in Education Week cites research supporting the use of visuals, including counting on fingers, to help students learn and succeed in math.

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Topics: Research on Visual Learning

What's the best way to thank a teacher?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on May 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

A good teacher is like a candle -
it consumes itself to light the way for others
.”
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Topics: Teacher Appreciation

Infographic: The ABCs of Early Childhood Education

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 25, 2017 7:25:00 AM

Did you know that April 22028 is the Week of the Young Child? To celebrate, we wanted to share this infographic from Rasmussen College on the ABCs of Early Childhood Education. While each of these is important, we at ActivEd are particularly fond of H for Healthy fitness habits and N for Nutritional awareness. Check out the following image for all of the ABCs!

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Topics: early childhood

How Can Yoga Benefit Students?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 18, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Students at Weddington Middle School in Matthews, NC are starting off some school days with yoga. According to the article, "It’s called 'Moga,' or middle school yoga. Students practice breathing, relaxation, even meditation."

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Topics: Student Health, healthy choices, yoga, middle school

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