Jaimie M. McMullen

About Jaimie McMullen

Dr. McMullen is an Associate Professor of Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership. Her research focuses on whole-of-school physical activity promotion and she is particularly interested in teacher and student voice when it comes to promoting physical activity in schools. Her personal interests include being active, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to all corners of the world.

Moving Toward a More Active Classroom—How to Overcome Common Barriers

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSWC) model outlines ways that schools should consider to educate the whole child. Some schools are fortunate enough to offer high quality physical education. This would be taught by a certified physical education teacher (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2013). However, many students are still not meeting daily physical [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:08:52+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

Moving in the Classroom—What Students Say!

When it comes to understanding teachers’ perceptions of movement in the classroom, the research is clear. Teachers understand the value of physical activity for kids and are generally supportive of creating more active classrooms for their students (McMullen, Martin, Jones, & Murtagh, 2016; Michael et al., 2019). Though, this is not surprising given the well [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:49:24+00:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Teaching|0 Comments

Classroom Movement: How to Increase Activity Throughout the School Day

It is recommended that school-aged children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. For instance, at the intensity of a brisk walk or more. In order to achieve health-benefits, they should do this each day. The Challenge Schools have been tasked with contributing at least 30 minutes of that recommendation [...]

By |2019-05-21T18:38:57+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments