Sun.Mar 26, 2023

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Conference Four Years in the Making

Relentless School Nurse

In March of 2020, as the world shut down, our New Jersey State School Nurse Association (NJSSNA) executive board made the decision to cancel our annual Spring conference. It was scheduled for March 27 – 28, 2020 and in the first days of March that unforgettable year, we were not sure what was ahead of us. I remember the long and difficult conversations about what to do, given the proximity of our conference, as the unknown was looming with news of a novel virus rapidly approaching.

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Don’t Be That Awkward Runner

Physical Education Update

As a running coach, I see all sorts of technical errors in my runners. Especially from those who have patterned themselves after television or running magazines and THINK they are emulating those models. In fact, what an athlete thinks they are doing often doesn’t match reality. In this video, called “Don’t Be That Awkward Runner,” you’ll see some over-exaggerated, humorous examples.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Support the 27th Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace Supporting the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mission!

Relentless School Nurse

Dr. Peter Masiakos is raising funds for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute through their annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on May, 14, 2023. He is also the Co-Director of Mass General Hospital’s Gun Violence Prevention Center. Here is a link to Dr. Masiakos’s fundraising page: [link]. I have cared for many victims of gun violence and have had to tell mothers about the death of their child—the worst part of my job.

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A Bridge Between the Concrete and Abstract

Montessori Physical Education

Why are the Montessori materials so crucial for children? Initially, when Dr. Montessori observed children taking different mental aptitude tests, she noticed that the children wanted to continue working well after the test. For younger children, the tests involved manipulatives they “played with.” They were naturally attracted to the tests because they were fun and interesting.

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Reimagine the Role of PE to Reconnect With Your Students

Speaker: Jeremy Kellem, M.Ed. - Educational Strategist, Former Athlete, and CEO/Founder of W.I.N. (We Impact Now, LLC)

For many students, physical education is critical to becoming active and developing healthy routines. But how is this possible anymore with the repercussions of the pandemic? Years of COVID-19, social distancing, and virtual learning have all had a profound effect on students, which means educators need to adjust their classes accordingly. The good news is that P.E. can still play a vital role in helping students intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.

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4 Games to Play with Children Dealing with Depression

Keeping Kids in Motion

Playing games can help children deal with depression. Discover 4 types of games that offer psychological benefits and escape from negative thoughts. Learn how games can improve mental well-being, cognitive abilities, and social skills, and reduce symptoms of depression.