Sports and Activities

Language arts teacher Annette Christiansen says that, depending on how they're approached, organized sports can teach students lessons that are transferable to academics.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Efforts to balance academics with yoga and old-fashioned play.
January 1, 2007 – Teacher
Weaving physical education into the daily routine.
December 1, 2006 – Teacher
Combining two seemingly diametric opposites—the love of literature and the love of basketball—Marty Mentzer's Basketball Poets club has managed to raise kids' achievement levels and has become a model for movement-boosted learning.
September 1, 2006 – Teacher
Eight years ago, a California school district abolished a two-tiered system for academic haves and have-nots and replaced it with one pointing all students toward college. It's paying off.
September 1, 2006 – Teacher
Students speak out at a national poetry recitation contest. A multimedia report.
May 23, 2006 – Teacher (Web)
Kentucky native Joe Bowen isn't just crossing the country by bicycle. He's bringing elementary school kids along for the ride.
November 1, 2005 – Teacher
In a Missouri town, a $980,000 bequest from a local benefactor prompts questions about who ultimately controls private donations to public schools.
October 1, 2005 – Teacher
Growing numbers of educators are using music, and guitars especially, to reinforce lessons across the curriculum.
September 1, 2005 – Teacher
Bearing John Lennon's name, a tour bus packed with recording equipment offers high schoolers a creative outlet.
September 1, 2005 – Teacher
Politically incorrect mascots fight to stay on the field.
September 1, 2005 – Teacher
An acclaimed ballet dancer returns home to Florida's so-called Redneck Riviera and opens a magnet school for dance.
May 1, 2005 – Teacher
By tracking coyotes through urban neighborhoods, high school students help dispel unbased fears.
March 1, 2005 – Teacher
How one environmental science teacher turned an empty lot into an open-air lab.
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