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Help Students Express Emotion in the Classroom with These 3 Tools

Students have had a tough year and on top of what they’ve already faced, there’s still uncertainty for what the future will look like for the upcoming year. School leaders have made safety a priority while also making sure students are coping with the impact COVID-19 has had on their personal and educational life. This focus has made social emotional learning concepts even more prominent in schools and classrooms, and federal [...]

By |2021-08-05T19:39:39+00:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flexible Seating Ideas From Teachers

Flexible seating has taken a backseat during the pandemic since more focus has been placed on remote learning, PPE equipment, and other safety precautions as students head back to the classroom. Since learning loss has been a hot topic, the need for students to be more engaged is greater than ever. Studies have shown that when [...]

Active Seating in a Special Education Classroom

Fidgeting and movement come naturally to all of us, especially to young learners. Instead of suppressing those actions, Staphany Wesely, a special education teacher, says she promotes movement in her class! Continue reading to learn why she added active seating to her classroom and the improvements she’s seen from her students.  Staphany Wesely Tell us a little about yourself! S: I am [...]

Outdoor Class Activity Calendar for May

As the weather continues to get warmer, it is the perfect time to take advantage and bring your class outdoors! Breathe in the fresh air, plan an activity, and see the positive results in your students.  Did you know: Nature restores students’ attention, relieves stress, and can make students more engaged!  Use this free calendar packed with outdoor activities and movement breaks as an easy and [...]

By |2021-04-29T13:32:31+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

3 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Learning Space

Nature restores students' attention, relieves stress, and can make students more engaged! Use these 3 steps to create your own outdoor learning space for your class. 1. Plan Your Space  The first step to creating your outdoor learning space is to plan where your space is going to be. The great thing about bringing your classroom outdoors [...]

3 People to Ask About Federal Funding for Your Active Classroom

As you take in information pertaining to the Education Stabilization Fund, it seems to get more and more confusing. Between all of the federal funding available it can be hard to determine if the funding is meant for you or not. Let’s equip you with information to succeed and get you in touch with resources that [...]

By |2021-04-09T19:33:30+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Funding Resources|0 Comments

5 Tips to Secure Federal Funding for Your Active Classroom

More federal relief funding has been provided to help schools safely reopen and mitigate learning loss. Active seating can be a helpful tool to combat learning loss, as it’s proven to help students remain focused and engaged in the classroom!   If you’re planning to talk to your administrator about purchasing active furniture for your classroom or school, it’s best to come prepared.  Here are 5 questions to ask [...]

By |2021-03-22T18:34:32+00:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Funding Resources|0 Comments

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 [...]

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