Teachers give their students a boost of confidence when they really need one, extra help when they’re having trouble, a welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control—and although students and parents know they can’t ever thank teachers enough, they can take a moment to share their appreciation for the special educators in their schools.
The Paradigm Challenge is intended to inspire youth to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, as well as kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. Conceived by Project Paradigm in collaboration with the American Red Cross, the challenge encourages youth aged 4–18 to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
Game On Grants, sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), fund physical activity and nutrition initiatives to support K–12 schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting institutions.
In the words of teachers, introducing adjustable standing desks into the classroom is a game changer. Not only are there health benefits to introducing standing, but there are also learning benefits. Additionally, LearnFit adjustable standing desks are naturally mobile, removing classroom furniture as an obstacle for learning and teaching. View the edWeb.net PD webinar for a CE Certificate. You will hear from two educators about their experiences implementing mobile standing desks into their classrooms, including their observations, insights, and challenges in making the transition to a standing classroom. The webinar will also present additional information, data, and resources for helping to build the case for standing desks at your school. Find more information on Ergotron’s Just Stand for Kids web page or view a video case study about one of the presenting teacher’s standing classroom.