Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

Author: Joy Choquette Book discussion groups have a long history in America. In fact, Anne Hutchinson, a traveler on a ship headed to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, is purported to have begun a book study onboard in 1634. And in 1727, Benjamin Franklin organized a...

Gaga Ball at St. Albans City School

Author: Mitch Craib, Stewardship Coordinator at St. Albans City School It was a Walking Wednesday, and as I led my walking school bus to St. Albans City School the first student that joined me started talking excitedly about playing gaga ball at recess. He described...

Active Play: Encouragement Starts at Home

Author: Sarah Parsons West, for RiseVT August 2018 Many families around Vermont are replacing the suggestive phrase, go out and play – used to urge children towards activity instead of boredom, with the inclusive, let’s go out and play. “Play is a subject near...