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How to Make the Case for Movement in Education

Rae Pica with Charles Hillman, Sarah Lee, Liz Willen

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For many teachers and educators, making the case for integrating movement into the learning and developmental process is a tough sell. This segment offers both relevant research and tips for educating administrators, parents, and others who must be persuaded that movement is key to learning.

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War, Guns, and Super-Hero Play: Good or Bad?

Rae Pica with Gerard Jones, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Lisa Guernsey 

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There is a school of thought that argues that children need super heroes and make-believe violence to process the realities of the world around them. On the other side of this argument is the school that advocates for banning war play and a zero-tolerance policy toward violent play. Is fantasy violence a good thing or a bad thing? Does this kind of play blur the distinction between fantasy and reality? Is there a link between war play and the increasing violence we are seeing among children?

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Bang! Bang!: Understanding Boys at Play

Rae Pica with Jane Katch

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Here is what you need to know about children's violent fantasies and aggressive behavior. Instead of simply banishing these disturbing elements from her classroom, Jane has followed children into the darkest corners of their world, making it a little safer and a little less scary for her students - and, perhaps more importantly, for us.

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Hey! Give Your Kids a Break!

Rae Pica with Olga Jarrett

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Yes, recess matters. In fact, play time is very important, especially if your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Dr. Olga Jarrett explains why it's important to make sure you give your kids time out from book learning and how recess actually helps children (and adults) learn better.

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5 Myths About Children and Sports

Rae Pica with Bob Bigelow

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Bob Bigelow is a former NBA basketball player turned youth sports consultant. Bigelow says that adults are misguided about youth sports and about how and when to properly engage children in sport. Bob's insights are unconventional but filled with wisdom and uncommon sense.

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