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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...

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...

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...

Barbara just found out she got a big promotion. Her first thought? “Finally, I get to fire all these people because I can’t stand them.” Then Barbara realized those same colleagues who got on her nerves for years were now her top performers, and the key to her success. Managing people who used to be your peers is one of the hardest things a leader can do. It’s a common challenge for newly promoted leaders, and if handled in the wrong way it can be catastrophic for performance a...

Hard to believe, but 2018 is here!  By the second week of January, it’s likely that most people have already decided on some New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I love beginnings, like the beginning of a new year. It’s a fresh start with new possibilities. How about you? In many ways, beginnings give us natural pause and allow us to reset many things, especially behaviors or attitudes that we choose to engage. And once a year, this leads us to make New Year’s resolutions. Our cult...

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