Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants

Fuel Up to Play 60 school interested in utilizing the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) to support fitness education as part of your quality physical education program? Since August 26, schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 can apply online for 100% funding to implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program!
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Funding for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program includes 3-years' support for:

  • Professional development and education for PE teachers
  • FITNESSGRAM® software
  • Awards & recognition for students
Be part of the national movement to enhance fitness education through the Presidential Youth Fitness Program! Click here for funding terms and conditions. Submit your funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 application by November 5, 2014.

(From PYFP Newsletter.)

For additional Grant Information for Playgrounds, school gardens, shade structures and more go to the Peaceful Playgrounds School Grants Database.

Need some tips on writing your grant or examples of successful grant applications?  Check out the Peaceful Playgrounds Grant Resource Page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bullying Prevention: Teachers need training

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying has become national epidemic, with enormous health implications for youth.

The good news is that teachers want to help stop bullying, but they don’t know how.  Most try to help, but few receive training on how to do so. (U.S. Dept of Education)

The Peaceful Playgrounds Bullying Prevention Training for Teachers covers the requirements of state policies or laws regarding teacher training in responding to bullying.  Surprisingly, however,   first teachers need to know what is and isn't bullying as most report that in some cases they do not know the difference.

Legislation in most states is very specific that teachers need training
on :
1. Defining Bullying
2. Understand what bullying is and is not.
3. Know how to respond to bullying
4. Know specific strategies for intervening in a bullying incident and the requirements for documenting bullying incidents.

Check out our Bullying Prevention Training for Teachers Course.
This course is designed to meet state bullying prevention training requirements for school staffs.  The course will:
1. define bullying as prescribed by law,
2. give an overview of state legislative requirements,
3. provide teacher and staff training on responding to bullying and
4. will give guidance to the district, school and staff responsibilities as defined by legislation.

The Bullying Prevention Course for teachers includes a quiz and a Professional Development Completion Certificate as well as, an Open Badge Certification are available upon passing the course quiz.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Theme Brain Breaks

 Halloween Brain Break Cards

Virtual Product

NEW. Peaceful Playgrounds Halloween Theme Brain Breaks.  
Grab this set of Halloween Brain Break Activities that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help  children to focus, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include a Cat Walk, Witches Whirling, Tossing Jack-o-Lanterns and Skip around the Brew Pot.
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For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate.
A site license is available for multiple users.
(Clip Art by Melonheadz Doodles)

 DOWNLOAD your sample set of Halloween Brain Break Sample Cards.

Halloween Brain Breaks