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Advocacy and Professional Reference Sites

SHAPE America: Society of Health and Physical Educators


National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)

WELCOA Workplace and Wellness Councils of America

Action for Healthy Kids

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Assessment Resources

Education World:  Free templates and resources.

Eric Digests

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation  The Online Teacher Resource

University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center

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Brain Based Resources

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School  John Medina. Pear Press, 2008.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman.  Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

Action Based Learning

Jensen Learning: Brain research, staff development, links. Eric Jensen's topics focus on practical strategies linking brain research to student achievement.

Caine Learning Center: Professional development and materials for leaders in education based on what research and experience reveal about how the brain / mind learns naturally. 

Brain Gym is a program of physical movements that enhance learning and performance in ALL areas.  Brain Gym includes 26 easy and enjoyable targeted activities that integrate body and mind to bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in: concentration, memory, reading, writing, organizing, listening, physical coordination, and more.

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Curriculum  Resources

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

National Health Education Standards:  2nd edition, 2007

Practical Parenting Partnerships:  Parent’s Guide to the GLEs

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Fitness Assessment

President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

The President's Challenge

Human Kinetics: The Information Leader in Physical Activity. Check out the Physical Best Teaching Resources for elementary and secondary!

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Legislative Resources

American Heart Association

Contact federal, state and local officials by entering your zip code

Missouri House of Representatives Bill Tracking and Legislators

Missouri Senate Bill Tracking and Legislators

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Missouri Sites

Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS)

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program

Missouri Teaching Jobs and Advertising: 

Trust for American’s Health:  Links to all states

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Active Living Research Brief - The Active Education
The Active Education: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Academic Performance Research Brief summarizes the peer-reviewed research on the relationship between physical activity and academic performance among children and adolescents

Community Organizing Linked To Increased Student Achievement
Findings from a landmark six-year study by the Community Involvement Program of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform reveal that sophisticated community organizing at the grassroots level produces major improvements in student achievement.

Obesity Among Adults in the United States--No Change Since 2003-2004
After a quarter century of increases, obesity prevalence has not measurably increased in the past few years but levels are still high –- at 34 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Recess Before Lunch

Peaceful Playgrounds

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

How the Body Works by Kids Health

Polar Heart Rate Monitors

McGraw-Hill Education

Tandalay - Empowerment through Physical Activity

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Social Networking

NASPE Forum:  ASPE Forum is hosted by PELINKS4U in cooperation with Sportime. 

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Teaching Resources

Awesome Library

Eat Smart Move More

Flaghouse - Activity Guides

Heart Power Online!

Learn to be Healthy - Health Science Educational Activities for Educators and Students

Live Smart SWMO

Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites

National Standards for Physical Education

National Standards for Health Education

PE Central

PE Central Challenge

P.E. Links 4 You - Promoting Active and Healthy Lifestyles

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Teach-nology: An Online Teacher Resource

WilderdomA project in Natural Living and Transformation

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