Including Students in Physical Activity Promotion

It is often said that schools should be a place to teach respect and responsibility to students (Lickert, 1991). While young children are strongly influenced by teachers, as they age, peers become more important especially when it comes to classroom physical activity and motivation (Salvy et al., 2009). When we incorporate the notion of friends [...]

By | 2018-02-13T18:32:20+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Classroom Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

“Spin-to-Win” with Fit-N-Spin Classroom Activities

The Fit-N-Spin is a simple and versatile teaching tool that has helped me infuse classroom activity while integrating a variety of academic content areas. Whether it was a game show review or matchmaker memory game to challenge students, we all enjoyed the “spin-to-win” theme the Fit-N-Spin brought to the classroom experience. With the Fit-N-Spin, a [...]

By | 2017-12-21T16:57:18+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Classroom Movement: To Cycle or Glide?

Successful schools are intentional about providing opportunities for classroom movement throughout the school day and supporting the active classroom model. One way schools do this is through the use of brain boosts or activity breaks scattered throughout the day. My school has now expanded beyond these and added classroom fidget options and active seating. I’ve [...]

By | 2017-11-22T21:14:20+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Standing Desks in the Classroom

As humans, we were made to move! Unfortunately, schools are very sedentary places in which students are often rewarded for sitting still. This not only negatively affects their health, but it affects their behavior and learning. Numerous studies have been conducted finding that any and all movement, benefits students at school. One simple way for [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:04:44+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Standing Desks|0 Comments

5 Classroom Activity Breaks [Infographic]

Get students moving and learning with these equipment-free classroom activity breaks! The research shows that active students learn better – they are more focused, have better attitudes, and perform better throughout the school day. So what's stopping you? Add more physical activity to your class' daily routine with these five simple, yet effective ideas.  

By | 2017-09-13T21:29:38+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Maintaining Student Behavior in an Active Classroom

Classroom teachers typically do not receive training in managing students in an active setting. This can be intimidating! Thoughts of students running everywhere haphazardly and their voice levels becoming uncontrollable make me cringe! But don’t fear… using physical activity behavior management strategies can not only help “keep the peace” as the kids move, but it [...]

10 Classroom Movement Activities [Infographic]

Studies show that incorporating physical activity and movement into the school day helps improve student behavior, attendance, and academic achievement. So, how do you get students moving in your classroom? It's easy! Check out the infographic below for 10 equipment-free classroom movement activities that get students moving.   Looking for more ways to add classroom [...]

By | 2017-08-16T21:02:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Active Classroom Layouts and Games for Limited Space

One of the major drawbacks to classroom teachers incorporating movement into their daily schedule is space. They typically have a small area filled with desks or tables with little open sections for students to move freely. Here are two options for teachers to try to overcome this barrier: 1. Use activities that can be done [...]

8 Classroom Movement Ideas [Infographic]

Incorporating more movement into your students' school day is easy when you have a go-to list of easy-to-implement activities. This infographic features 8 short yet effective classroom movement ideas that work for all ages and can be done at any time of day. Whether you are starting your day with movement, adding activity breaks to [...]

By | 2017-08-16T15:48:09+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

The 5-Minutes-An-Hour Movement Challenge

You’re a teacher. You get how kids learn. And you know that even though time is short and expectations are high, adding some physical activity into your classroom repertoire is a proven way to make sure your kids are successful. You’re in for the movement challenge, right? Good. The Movement Challenge Now we have a [...]

By | 2017-07-18T21:36:15+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Classroom Activities|0 Comments