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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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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Cultivating Joy

You have been programmed to believe that if you simply try and work harder than you will be successful. The German Philosopher Goethe once said … “Before you can do something, you must first be something.” In a culture that glorifies “the grind” it is important that you learn how to stop, to think and BE more. When you focus on being more you will feel and experience a greater sense of joy in your life.

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The Gathering of the Iron Tribes Begins…

2022 IHSPLA Season Kicks Off at the Charger Regional Author: Chris Dertz On Saturday, February 26th, the first meet of the 2022 Illinois High School Powerlifting Association (IHSPLA) season commenced on the campus of Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Illinois. Representing the IHSPLA’s South Suburban Region, powerlifters from Sandburg, Romeoville, Marist, and…

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Everybody, Move!!

at the end of the day. Movement, as Caroline Williams explains, should be an essential component of our lives.

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Always Building

There are two ways to create the tallest building in town. One can spend all their time and energy tearing down the buildings around them, or one can focus on making their building the tallest. The value of the two final products will be vastly different.

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