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Many independent schools have wellness policies in place, or have begun the process of implementing one. In a 2015 NAIS survey, 21 percent of independent schools that responded reported that they had a health or well-being policy. Wellness is an integral piece of the health and prevention puzzle, but schools who only address student wellness miss an incredible opportunity to keep teachers and staff healthy, save money, reduce teacher burnout and improve student outcomes. Wellness is the ...

According to The American Heart Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children under the age of 18 should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Between September and June, the goal is for 30 of those minutes to come during the school day. Schools provide opportunities for sports practices and games, physical education classes, daily recess, brain breaks and many thoughtful activities to keep physical activity fun a...

“Our surroundings provide a variety of cues that contribute not only to what we learn, but also to how we learn.” - Patricia L. Linn, Adam Howard, Eric Miller Nature-based curriculums have been shown to improve the mental well-being of students and education professionals. Some of the highlights of this research include: Nature boosts performance in the classroom First off, nature has been shown to improve academic achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, and social studi...

Six Ways To Develop A More Positive Mindset

Practical tips that will help you put yourself in a better position to succeed Whatever you’re looking to achieve in your life, you are going to face some setbacks. How you respond to those will play a big part in whether you are successful or not in your endeavours. But being resilient is easier said than done. We spoke to mindset coach Caroline Britton who works with athletes and entrepreneurs, about six methods you can try to improve the way you approach your goals. Each can work in i...

New Report Finds 30 Minutes of Sleep Separate A and F Students in High School

Further proof that shut-eye is key. It’s no secret that sleep is crucial for developing minds, but a surprising new report reveals that even a slight increase can make a huge difference in a child’s grades. The report, titled “Study, Sleep Retreat: Exploring High School Students’ Sleep Patterns in America,” was published by The Best Mattress, a mattress review website. The authors analyzed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Youth Risk Behavior Survey” from 20...

8 Hacks For Getting Out of Never-Ending Meetings

These tricks will get you out of your meetings earlier, giving you more family time. If you’re constantly in conference calls) or meetings that go on and on, try what these mega-slammed parents do to stay on schedule. Plus, some go-to lines to keep on hand to keep your meeting on track. 1. “Keep all meetings to 45 minutes. That way, people have a chance to catch up before the next one.” —Kim Kazemi, bank loan senior associate for NYL Investors LLC 2. “Always ask yourself, ‘What...

Seven Easy Productivity Hacks For Work

A little effort goes a surprisingly long way. Here are the easy ways to be more productive 1. Plan your week “You don’t need to come up with a detailed, hour-by-hour schedule, but spending a few minutes at the weekend planning what you hope to accomplish during the week ahead can be a great way to set yourself up for success come Monday morning,” says journalist and productivity expert Emily Price. “Divide the responsibilities you have for the week into specific days. This practice w...

Bob stared in the mirror, looking into his own eyes, as if he were preparing to say with confidence, “Absolutely.” It's now the beginning of February and the buzz of the New Year and New Year’s resolutions have dissipated. Bob is beginning to feel the grind of 2019, and the tension around a few new choices that have presented themselves over the past few months is rising. “My small attempts to make new choices don’t seem to surmount to anything, and that’s such a downer,” Bob...

He who dares not to offend can’t be honest. -- Thomas Paine Truth without love is too hard. Love without truth is too soft. -- John Stott A group of colleagues and I were recently talking about somebody who did something really stupid. Our colleague, let’s call him Bob, made assumptions about someone he was meeting for the first time. He blurted it out in an assumptive way at a business gathering. In so doing, Bob totally discredited himself, possibly lost a friend and a potential custom...

Over the last few months, I’ve considered personal and work narratives and have begun to evaluate my need to change them. I’ve also been thinking about the narratives we cling to in business, and how we can change those to grow our organizations. Some companies fail because they cling to old narratives. Some companies succeed because they are not afraid to change their narratives. Which kind of company do you have? Which kind of leader are you? Not Letting Go Remember Kodak Moments? One in...

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