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Wise Seating Choices

Lesson ObjectiveEmpower students to choose their own seatsLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow does Ms. Lassiter support students to make wise seating …

Teaching

Should students be allowed to choose their own seats in class?

I like sitting next to people I get along with.<p>I like girl booty and cars and money and games and ps4 and xbox 1s and my mom and my dad and my …

4 Reasons Teachers Should Assign Seats

Brilliant or InsaneI can already hear groans coming from many educators, especially those, like me, who believe we need to move away from the factory …

Teaching

SHORTER SCHOOL DAYS — Science Leadership Academy @ Center City

SHORTER SCHOOL DAYS<p>All students have ever complained about in school is the hours. School starts way too early, ends way too late, and happens way …

High School Pressure: Why Students Need Shorter Days

<i>This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com.</i><p>Students have a limited amount of power in school, which is one of the main reasons for cutting classes. Students feel as though schools try to contain them and that they are not able to be themselves. They are forced to sit in a chair …

Reasons Why the School Day Should Be Shorter

According to a 2003 report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. ranked 15th in reading literacy, 25th in …

Therapy dogs: 'Perfect medicine' to help students survive finals

The tension at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library is palpable.<p>It's finals. Nearly every single desk is full amid a flurry of activity. A young woman in an Emory sweatsuit tears through her notebook as the furious whoosh of pages turning carries through the hushed study area.<p>Next to her, …

Do Therapy Dogs In Schools Improve Student Performance?

06/21/2016<p>Increasingly, school educators асrоѕѕ thе country аnd еvеn internationally аrе starting tо realize thе benefits оf therapy dogs in the …

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Classrooms and on College Campuses

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the United States, we are often asked about the benefits of therapy dogs in classroom settings. …

At These Public Schools, Cafeteria Food Is Healthy, Tasty—and Locavore

From NYC and Portland to Tennessee and Minnesota, school districts are relying on local ingredients and recipes to make school lunch healthier—and yummier<p>School cafeteria food gets a bad rap. But the truth is, as the national farm to school movement has taken off over the past few years, schools …

Agriculture

Junk Food Banned From Schools, But Will It Help Fight Obesity?

<b>More Food Policy</b><p>Junk food has gotten a lot of press recently. The USDA just implemented a ban on selling junk foods in schools, including from cafeterias and vending machines. The ban was a provision of the politically popular 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also included improved …

The Problem with Your Child's School Lunch

Is your child's cafeteria failing to provide healthy, nutritious food?<p>Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid<p>Deep-fried popcorn chicken, tiny taters, bread, barbecue sauce, ketchup, milk. That high-fat, high-sodium, low-fiber menu is a typical lunch at a typical American elementary school. We know …

The Sad State Of School Lunch In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

If you'd like to lose your appetite, take a look at this gallery of cafeteria lunches submitted by random high school students from across the country.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Show Us Your School Lunch!<p>The photos come to us from the youth nonprofit DoSomething.org, who have asked teens to share photos of their …

Do Kids Eat More Veggies When Schools Serve Healthier Lunches?

A look at school lunch data<p>You can build it, but will they eat it? In a new study, the U.S. Department of Agriculture examined whether serving more fruits and veggies in school lunches is actually correlated with kids eating more fruits and veggies at lunchtime.<p>The study is especially relevant …

Male students wear vest tops in protest against school's 'sexist' dress code

Teenage boys in California have protested against their school’s “sexist” dress code by donning off-the-shoulder tops.<p>Males students at San Benito High School showed solidarity with their female classmates when around 50 girls were sent home for dress code violations on the first day back at school.<p>…

9-Year-Old Was Placed in In-School Suspension Because His Hair Is Too Long

But he's been growing it out so he can donate it to kids with cancer.<p>Just this week we learned that 4-year-old Jabez Oates was banned from school for …

Gender Discrimination

A high school principal said girls shouldn’t wear leggings unless they’re a size 0 or 2

The principal of Stratford High School in South Carolina was caught on tape saying girls who weren’t a size 0 or 2 “look fat” when they wear …

School Principal Body Shames Students: ‘You Look Fat’

The principal at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, South Carolina is courting controversy by body-shaming students who aren’t extremely thin.<p>In …

Girl slams school after being called out for not wearing a bra

It isn’t unusual for high schoolers to be called out for breaking dress code, but some feel like administrators are taking it too far when it comes …