Obesity, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment through Strength

This article originally published on TeamEmbrace.net By Jeremy Weber Two double cheeseburgers, ten spicy nuggets, a large fry and a large soda. This was the typical Wendy’s order I’d shame-eat most nights when I was sitting in my car outside of my apartment. For the better part of a year this ritual was the only…

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8 Post-Pandemic Educator Requests

When the pandemic began, there was fear and uncertainty, but there was also community and creativity. Many banded together to quickly address remote classroom options, reimagine curricula, and perform frequent wellness checks. As the quarantine kept extending, Christopher notes that extended time away from students “left educators feeling less effective than ever before,” adding that the rewards of teaching are fewer and farther between, “leading many to question whether or not to remain in the job,” (p. 46, Christopher, 2022).

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Reflection: Coach Mac McCarty

By Pat McHugh This week of the school year reminds me of the legacy of the North Shore Country Day School athletic department and the values of the school’s longest serving athletic director, Mac McCarty. I share an annual task this week which he took pride in and reflects his background: we will line the…

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Can Ken Keep His Cool in Buffalo?

The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 21-19. In the waning moments, Offensive Coordinator Ken Dorsey was recorded tearing apart papers, notebooks, and tossing whatever was in reach. Was this a passionate response to a tough situation or… a temper tantrum?

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A Framework for Evaluating Movement and Sedentariness in Schools

When reevaluating the educational landscape and aiming to incorporate movement into the day, remember that all exercise is not created equal. We recommend creating a model to evaluate the level of student exercise within an organization. Below, we will explain a framework to evaluate exercise and sedentariness within an organization.

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT: A scaffold for student mindfulness training

Attention is a skill. As technology improves and phones tug at the nervous systems of our students, it is a skill we should deliberately cultivate. Research has shown that “off-task” use of technology has become normalized in the classroom. Students are distracted more than ever before. Teaching the skill of attention is essential… mindfulness and movement can help.

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Exercise in Schools: the 8-2-8-2 Model

In 2016, Good Athlete Project founders created a usable model for their studies of what they call “exercise-induced neural enhancement” – a twenty minute exercise routine based on graduate research at Harvard University. The model has been described in depth for a variety of grants, research studies, and publications. Below you can find an overview of what we call the 8-2-8-2 Model.

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IHSPLA State Meet and Diaper Drive

On Saturday, May 28th, more than 200 student-athletes representing 20 Chicago-area high schools gathered at New Trier High School in Northfield for the Illinois High School Powerlifting Association’s (IHSPLA) 2022 State Meet. The State Meet is the culminating event of the IHSPLA powerlifting season. During the 2021-2022 season, regional meets were held at several high school campuses. The top performing teams then received bids to send lifters to compete at the state meet.

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Deshaun Watson: is a 6 game suspension enough?

More than two dozen women have filed charges against Watson. An internal investigation believes there was wrongdoing. So the only problem is this: the punishment does not fit the crime. Minimally, the punishment of a 6-game suspension does not send a clear enough signal that sexual misconduct is not acceptable.

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