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Mitigate Learning Loss with Active Classrooms

“Learning loss” has become an important topic for schools in the United States due to students having to learn from home during the pandemic. To address this issue, federal funding has been given to K-12 schools. This funding is to be spent on resources that help combat learning loss, encourage safety, and more. Here’s what you need to know about learning loss, including [...]

Creating Individual Workstations in Your Classroom

Active classrooms are more important now than ever before, and that’s because students (and teachers) will need to adjust from their work from home lifestyle to back to their classrooms. Since learning from home, the day might include moving around more. For example, to grab a drink of water, grab another snack, make lunch, chase [...]

Breaking Down ESSER Funds

Important Abbreviations  ESSER Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CRRSA Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations SEA State Education Agency LEA Local Education Agency ESF Education Stabilization Fund  Timeline  March 27, 2020: The CARES Act was signed into law, which included $13.2 billion for the ESSER Fund. December 27, 2020: The CRRSA Act was signed into law, which included an additional $54.3 billion [...]

3 Active Thanksgiving-Themed Activities

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Reflecting on what you’re thankful for is a big part of the holiday, but why not use it as (another) way to introduce activity throughout the school day, whether at home or in school. Read through these fun Thanksgiving-themed activities and put some gobble in your wobble this holiday!  Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt  Things [...]

By |2020-11-20T18:23:56+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

The Benefits of Active Seating

The active seating demands in classrooms continue to rise and yet, I have a lot of people who make purchasing decisions continue to ask, “what makes an active seat better for you than a traditional chair?” Here are a few facts as to the benefits of active seating. Increases Blood Flow to the Brain Utilizing [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:05:41+00:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

5 Benefits of Standing Desks for Your Students

Everyone is familiar with the CDC’s message about sitting for too long during the day. If not, the message is simple: sitting is the new smoking. If we look at the history of schools, they make it their mission to tackle challenges related to health. But today, we are stalled out on the CDC’s newest [...]

By |2020-10-22T13:20:10+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Standing Desks|0 Comments

Active Seating Solutions when Active Seating isn’t an Option

Flexible seating is one of the many educational tools that has taken a back seat this school year. Sanitation and safety have become very important in classrooms and are a top priority for teachers, administrators, and staff. With this shift, many schools have removed flexible seating from classrooms because the seats aren’t easily sanitized or [...]

By |2020-10-07T15:36:31+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

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