By Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

Education Consultant

Exercise4Learning, LLP

As an elementary principal for over 30 years, I have witnessed many strategies and techniques that influence student motivation to get fit.  Motivation, as we know, can be induced artificially – i.e. fear, candy, rewards, etc. – but the effects are temporary.  There is no substitute for the real thing – intrinsic motivation to participate and engage.  The fact remains that physicians, educators, and heath experts are trying to unlock the key to the increasing rates of childhood obesity, sedentary life-styles, and Type 2 diabetes of today’s youth.  Unfortunately, the negative trends continue, and we More >