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Must Have Tools to Safeguard Your Classroom

Students and staff are heading back to school this fall with a new set of guidelines. These guidelines might look different from district to district, but they all have the same end goal – keeping students and staff safe and healthy during a global pandemic. Use these tools to simplify transitioning your classroom into a [...]

By |2020-08-12T18:24:49+00:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

5 Quick Additions to Tackle Fidgets

With students being asked to spend more time at their desk in order to provide adequate physical distancing, that might mean cutting PE class or recess time out of their day. This leaves little to no time for movement, which can have a negative impact on students’ behavior and grades. Here are five simple additions [...]

By |2020-08-10T17:34:56+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

5 Active Seats to Help with Physical Distancing

As schools work to re-open this fall, adjustments are being made to ensure health and safety of our students. While the focus lies heavily on sanitation sprays, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning solutions, here are a few furniture solutions that can enhance classroom learning while still promoting physical distancing. Why is having active seating options [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:11:37+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

BrainPrimers – Activity Decks that Target Executive Function

This winter, in collaboration with Dr. Lynne Kenney, leading pediatric psychologist, author, and educator, and Mike Kuczala, educational leader and author of The Kinesthetic Classroom, Moving Minds developed BrainPrimers—a product that we hope will expand the conversation about movement and learning. With the Moving Minds product development team, Mike and Lynne brought their BrainPrimers activity decks to fruition, resulting in an easy-to-implement classroom curriculum that utilizes movement to stimulate our students’ brains.   Targeting executive [...]

By |2020-06-04T16:14:20+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Movement Maze Ideas You Can Try At Home

With kids at home until the fall, we can’t think of a better activity than movement mazes to keep them active and occupied. You may have seen these popular movement mazes taking classroom hallways by storm. Now, the reality is distance learning and working remotely from home. But that hasn’t stopped teachers, parents, and students [...]

By |2020-05-11T17:49:28+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 5

We’ve created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4 Monday Spine Stretch Sit upright, legs extendedBend [...]

By |2020-04-22T17:21:50+00:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 4

We’ve created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here: Week 1Week 2Week 3 Monday Yoga and mindfulness can help students to [...]

By |2020-04-14T15:28:42+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 3

We've created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here: Week 1Week 2 Monday A great way to participate in #MindfulnessMonday is [...]

By |2020-04-07T18:41:56+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

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