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Published by jackbgarvey on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:35

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Glitter jars and breathing balls helping to reduce stress at Carrollton elementary

Henry Zavala slowly expanded a plastic rainbow-colored sphere in front of his classmates at Davis Elementary School. The first-graders sat in a circle at the front of the classroom with crossed arms and eyes closed as they all took a deep breath in sync with the colorful expanding toy. 

"I feel calm. C-A-L-M," said Henry, 6, after the breathing exercise....


District Creates Healthy Change from the Top

In 2012, Leon County School District enrolled its schools in the Healthy Schools Program and has seen a transformational change in the district’s health-related policies and practices.  Click here to learn more about how supportive administrators, inspired wellness champions and access to the tools for success can make all the difference for student health.




How a Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (and Kids) in the Bronx

Stephen Ritz, one of NPR's 50 Great Teachers, has a bow tie with his name made out of Scrabble tiles.Things to know about Stephen Ritz, one of NPR's 50 Great Teachers:  

He and his students made bow ties out of Scrabble tiles.  His Bronx classroom, a refurbished school library, has more plants than desks.

He calls the room his National Health, Wellness and Learning Center. It's got tower gardens, gleaming cabinets and counters, an industrial sink and a new, mobile cooking station....  [more]