The Reliance of Wellbeing and Learning

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´╗┐The Interdependence of Health and Learning California Department of Education School Health Connections July 2002

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Impact of Focus on Testing, testing, testing Causes worry among instructors and executives, which is bad to learn. Limits the mission of training and adds to educator burnout,which is bad to learn. Causes worry in students,which is bad to learn. Considers schools responsible for just piece of their central goal.

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Education Goals 2000 All youngsters will begin school prepared to learn. With legitimate sustenance, physical action, and access to human services, youngsters get the nuts and bolts that bolster learning. 90% of understudies will move on from secondary school. Dropout counteractive action, substance utilize aversion, sexuality training and joining of administrations help understudies remain in school.

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Education Goals 2000 All understudies will exhibit competency in center branches of knowledge. In spite of the fact that not assigned a center subject in Goals 2000, wellbeing training is principal. National and California Challenge Standards have been produced for wellbeing training. The Nation's educators will have entry to projects to enhance proficient abilities. Quality school programs give continuous expert improvement to staff.

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Education Goals 2000 Every school will be free of medication, brutality and guns. Substance utilize and viciousness aversion, directing/psychological well-being and wellbeing programs show school is a place for solid conduct. Each school will elevate associations to enhance parent and group inclusion. School wellbeing chambers, coordinated administrations, and group wide wellbeing advancement procedures show:

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Participation in wellbeing hazard practices has been connected to pessimistic results on the accompanying measures of school execution: Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Education Behaviors are Impacted by Health Attendance Drop-out rates Behavioral issues at school Degree of inclusion in school exercises (homework and extracurricular exercises) Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Education Outcomes are Impacted by Health Graduation rates Grades Performance on state sanctioned tests Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Student Attitudes are Impacted by Health Toward school (yearnings for postsecondary training) Feelings concerning security on school property Personal demeanors (self-regard) Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Negative Educational Outcomes Impacted by Heatlth An absence of enthusiasm for school Behavior issues at school Low self-regard High drop-out rate Truancy Destruction of school property Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Testing just addresses one of the instructive objectives BUT it now overwhelms the instruction procedure Focusing instructional consideration on testing is bringing about disregard of other imperative features of the instructive procedure. Unexpectedly, the disregard of those aspects will bring about lower test scores and also inability to accomplish our objectives identified with those other critical features.

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Coordinated School Health Education Family & Community Involvement Physical Education School-site Health Promotion for Staff School Health Services School Nutrition Services Healthy School Environment School Counseling & Social Services

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Physical Education Schools have decreased time for physical training and physical movement to increment instructional time. Thinks about show it doesn't enhance test scores.

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Physical Education Schools that offer escalated physical movement programs see constructive outcomes on scholastic accomplishment notwithstanding when time for PE is taken from the scholarly day, including: expanded fixation; enhanced arithmetic, perusing and writing scores; and diminished problematic practices. Shepard RJ. (1997). Pediatr Exerc Sci, 9 113-126. Sallis JF, et al. (1999). Res Q Exerc Sport, 70(2), 127-134.

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Physical Activity has been Shown to Improve Brain Function Controlled Studies Indicate that School Based Physical Activity Programs: Increase oxygen take-up; Improve physical execution measures; Reduce weakness to push; Reduce problematic practices; Improve fixation; and Improve perusing, math, and composing scores. Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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School Nutrition Services Testing has minimal direct impact on nourishment administrations. Notwithstanding, push influences count calories, with the individuals who needn't bother with calories eating increasingly and the individuals who do require calories eating less.

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School Nutrition Services Poor abstain from food, high in sugar, insufficient breakfast and nibble nourishment accessibility may all add to poor focus. Assets are redirected to different projects, which inspires schools to raise cash by the offer of non-nutritious sustenances, including select soda pop contracts.

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School Nutrition Services Schools that join school breakfast programs in their nourishment benefit see increments in scholastic test scores and every day participation and class interest. Powell CA, et al. (1998). Am J Clin Nutrition, 68(4), 873-879. Murphy JM, et al. (1998). Curve Pediatr Adolesc Med, 152(9), 899-907. Meyers AF, et al. (1989). Am J Dis Child, 143(10), 1234-1239. Symons CW, et al. (1997). J Sch Health, 67(6), 220-227.

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Healthy Kids Survey Links Nutrition and API Scores

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Opinions of Parents of Adolescents About School Health Education 84% said that wellbeing training is either more vital than or as vital as different subjects instructed in school. 74% said schools ought to invest more energy or an indistinguishable measure of time showing wellbeing training from they accomplish for different subjects instructed in school.

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Health Education Studies demonstrate that wellbeing training is connected to enhanced scholarly accomplishment.

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Health Education Five years after a substance manhandle educational programs, members had higher general scholarly accomplishment scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills than their national associates. (Elias et al Am. Jl. Of Orthopsychiatry 61,no.3 (1991) After taking an interest in an existence aptitudes class, 259 high hazard youth in evaluations 9-12, indicated expanded review point midpoints (GPA) over all classes while the GPAs of non-members stayed basically the same. (Eggert et al, Am. Jl. Wellbeing Promotion 8(3):202-15, 1994)

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Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs has been Linked to: Poorer associations with guardians Lower grades Increased non-attendance More incessant sadness More continuous hazard taking practices Stifled imagination and aspiration Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Students who utilize Drugs Display Similar Attributes to School Dropouts, Including: Less duty and connection to customary qualities and establishments of family and school Lowered feeling of prosperity Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Drug Use is a Threat to School Climate Through: Erosion of self-restraint Decreased inspiration toward scholarly achievement Increased hazard for harm, viciousness, sexual conduct, and legitimate issues Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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Studies Confirm that School-Age Childbearing is connected with: Significantly diminished scholastic accomplishment Higher drop-out rates Decreased interest in school exercises Lower grades Ongoing sexual dangers Symons, 1997, JOSH V.67 (6)

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School Counseling and Social Services School-based psychological well-being administrations, with the inclusion and support of families and teachers, enhance instructive results by tending to behavioral and intense subject matters and different boundaries to learning. Youth accepting emotional wellness administrations have encountered diminishes in course disappointments, nonappearances, and disciplinary referrals, and enhanced review point midpoints. Jennings J, et al. (2000). J School Health, 70(5), 201-205. Nabors L, Reynolds M. (2000). Youngster Serv Soc Pol Res Pract, 3, 175-189. Nabors L, Prodente M. (August, 2000). Notice introduced at the yearly meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

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School Health Services School-based (or connected) wellbeing administrations lessen non-attendance by giving nearby care to issues. School-based suppliers identify various enthusiastic issues early and establish required care.

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Staff Health Promotion The best test confronting government funded training today is not API testing. It is enlisting, preparing and holding great instructors and overseers. The University of California tasks a deficit of 65,000 instructors in California by 2010.

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Staff Health Promotion Many instructors are discouraged by the expanding requests put upon them, the absence of open support, the extend periods of time and poor wages, and the lessening chances to perceive how their showing has any kind of effect in the lives of understudies. Lessening instruction to simply test planning may crush the camel's spirit.

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Staff Health Promotion Staff wellbeing advancement programs: Send a strong message to educators. Enhance assurance, non-appearance, and future wellbeing and prosperity. A solid staff makes a superior showing with regards to of educating, makes a superior working and learning environment, and sets a decent case for understudies.

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Essential Functions of a Healthy School Environment Minimizes diversions Minimizes physical, mental and social risks Creates an atmosphere for understudies and educators to do their best work Expects that all understudies can succeed Implements strong strategies (Health is Academic, 1998)

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Indoor Air Quality ( IAQ ) and Schools 5.5 million youngsters in the US experience the ill effects of asthma (up 160% in 20 years in kids under 5). Asthma is the main source of school non-appearance because of incessant ailment. IAQ is a key figure asthma intensifications and a large portion of the country's schools have poor IAQ.

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Environmental Protection Agency and IAQ EPA's reaction: Indoor Air Quality: To