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Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 2

Monday Last week we went over some beginner yoga movements such as the cat pose and the upward dog pose. Multiple research studies have demonstrated positive outcomes of yoga on students’ mental health such as reduced stress and anxiety (Sarkissian et al., 2018), reduced behavioral issues (Martinez & Zhao, 2018), and improved classroom climate (Roeser [...]

By |2020-03-30T15:50:31+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 1

Monday Start with learning and teaching some beginner yoga poses. Here are a few to start with: Cat and Cow Pose • Begin on hands and knees --Hands beneath shoulders and knees beneath hips --Back flat, eyes looking at floor • Inhale and arch spine upward, tuck tailbone, bend neck, and look underneath body (Cat) [...]

By |2020-03-25T19:39:22+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

SPARK Offers Free At-Home Resources

SPARK is offering support for teachers and parents while they are teaching students and children from home. SPARKfamily Members can access the complete Digital Curriculum with digital files of all content, view instructional videos of SPARK activities and dances, use interactive alignment and assessment tools, access hundreds of skill and task cards – English and [...]

By |2020-03-20T19:02:11+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources|0 Comments

RunningBrooke: Making a Positive Community Impact

Whether in the classroom or in the community, it’s very important to keep children physically active. An easy way to both get our kids active, and get involved in your community, is to become a champion for change. In the third blog of our interview series with Brooke Sydnor Curran, she explains the importance of [...]

By |2019-10-21T16:33:00+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments

RunningBrooke: Engaging Educators to Create Engaging Classrooms

When it comes to introducing activity in the classroom, many educators often wonder where to start. Brooke Sydnor Curran, Founder and CEO of RunningBrooke, makes it her goal to assist teachers and principals as they incorporate more activity into their classrooms and schools. In the latest installment of our interview series with Brooke, she explains [...]

By |2019-09-12T19:23:11+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management, Teaching|0 Comments

RunningBrooke: A Movement Revolution

Are you looking for a new way to incorporate more activity into the classroom or your community in general? Take a cue from Brooke Sydnor Curran, Founder and CEO of RunningBrooke. Over the past 10 years, she and her organization have made it their mission to get children in Alexandria, VA more physically active, happy, [...]

By |2019-07-22T14:32:03+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|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. 1. [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:38:24+00:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

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. 1. Do the Wave Take a hint from [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:16:08+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

8 Classroom Movement Ideas [Infographic]

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

By |2019-07-02T20:53:22+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Classroom Activities|Tags: , |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 |2019-07-29T18:02:51+00:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Classroom Activities|Tags: , |0 Comments