Recess in YOUR school

I am actively seeking at least one school to partner with in the 2019-2021 school years to conduct action research on recess. Working together, we will explore and document your school’s current state of recess and play, to… Read More

Researching Recess…2019

After our work published in 2010, Dr. Murray shared our findings with the American Academy of Pediatrics. He proposed that our work be the foundation for the AAP to create a policy statement on recess. Dr. Murray navigated… Read More

Why recess?

Recess is the time during the school day when children can play. It is as essential to the school—to the child—as the subjects of math, reading, and science, and all the other academic subjects. These subjects teach children… Read More

Supporting teachers to be ready for recess

As part of the research my colleague Dr. Dale B. Fink and I are doing, we surveyed and interviewed teachers about their perspectives on recess. 100% of the teachers indicated at least one benefit of recess, but many… Read More

Practice Joy for Our Kids

I’ve been reading a lot about the social-emotional mental-health supports around our students in schools, whether it be the language we use, different systems in place, or different resources available in and affiliated with the schools. And as… Read More

Does taking away recess help?

My colleague Dale Borman Fink, PhD, interview children about what they think when teachers take away recess, why they think teachers do it and whether it “works.” In this article, Dale and I review what the children had… Read More

Corryville Catholic SuperFit School Challenge

The Student Health Council at Corryville Catholic hosted a SuperFit School Challenge on Thursday, May 17 for all students. SuperFit School Challenge is a healthy fundraiser obstacle course from Action for Healthy Kids. We hope this fundraiser will raise… Read More

Corryville Catholic Student Health Council Newsletter

Read about the 2017-2018 Student Health Council Members! CCS Newsletter Formatted 2018 7th graders Amari, Joseph and Micah 8th graders Douglas, Eriana, Simeon and Zoey

Action for Healthy Kids Every Kid Healthy Week

  How will your school celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week?

Schools are fundamental to fostering the whole child’s development

We count on our schools to provide healthful, safe learning environments. We expect a lot of our schools, and of our teachers…and they come to school each day facing challenges for their students that affect not only students but… Read More