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Does Increasing Physical Activity in School Lead to Improvements in Academic Achievement and Behavior?

In Behavior Strategies, Children's Health, Counselors, Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Free Advice, Social-Emotional, Special Education by Rachel Wise

Recently, one of our readers asked about the effects of physical activity on academic performance. Here is what the research says… The American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) analyzed 26 individual studies in December 2017, which all examined the impact of physical activity on academic performance and/or classroom behavior. Results indicated that if schools increase students’ physical activity, they can significantly …

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QUESTION: If a student continually hits other students when he doesn’t get his way can you allow the other child being hit to give the hitter a taste if his own medicine?

In Free Advice by Rachel Wise

ANSWER: That is a great question! You cannot control the momentary reaction of another student. If they hit the “hitter,” which is a natural consequence, there may be nothing you could have done to stop it, and the “hitter” may not hit that child again. However, I do not feel it is right in any setting, but particularly a school …