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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 7: The Ethics of Avoiding the Extremes of Sports

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: Since we've already dealt with the Greek notion of the Golden Mean as applied to Success and the Family, I'm going to dispense once again wit...

Sleep or Sports: Which Is More Important for Teens?

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Peaslee

The bottom line is sleep enhances athletic performance and participation. Students need both. Sports are not a substitute for adequate sleep, and it's not in the best interest of students to power through fatigue.

Putting The 'Play' Back In 'Play Sports'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty

A fellow soccer mom and I had an interesting exchange the other morning. Our freshmen sons are both on the same high school team, which has a pretty d...

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

Why I Hate Sports

Tom Judson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Judson

In the classroom I held my own and in the music department I excelled, but these things didn't really matter at our school; esteem was earned by athletic prowess and nothing else.

The Story of Ferdinand

Allison Tate | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I like him the way he is, and more importantly, he likes himself the way he is.

A Life-Changing Week at Football Camp

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As summer winds down, students like 16 year-old Quae Furlow and 14 year-old Tanner Blyly are heading back to school. One of the big questions they'll...

Wisconsin High School Football Players Suspended After Consuming Energy Drink

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

Ten Wisconsin high school football players were temporarily suspended after consuming an over-the-counter energy drink, The Chippewa Herald reports. ...

Joy Resmovits

Can Sleeping Improve School Performance? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

In high school, Melissa Edwards woke up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus. It was dark, she was tired and the school's 7:15 a.m. morning bell forced the St....

Superintendent Bans School Sports To Save District

Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

In a desperate effort to boost student performance and save a school system from closure, one Texas school district has made the mid-year decision to ...

Budget Cuts May Spell No More High School Football

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

High school football is undeniably a focal point in many American communities. Friday nights find students, parents, teachers, alumni and other locals...