Engaging minds through physical activity

mattlevine@gophersport.com

About Matt Levine

Matt Levine is the Brand Manager for Moving Minds. He holds an Master of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Drake University. Matt came to Moving Minds in 2018 after working in higher education for more than 10 years, serving time in student life and activities and leadership development programming. When Matt is home and not chasing his two kids Ellie and Will around the yard (who are typically chasing their dog Ruxin around the yard), he enjoys cooking with his wife Anne, and embracing the outdoor activities that Minnesota offers!

Social Distancing in a Kinesthetic Classroom

Recently our team was recruited to design a secondary classroom for a partner in the Midwest. Not just any classroom though—this one would have to take social distancing into account while considering a headcount of nearly 20 students. The space was a typical 25’ x 25’ classroom that needs to promote learning. When speaking with [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:18:56+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments

The 4-1-1 on Antimicrobial Furniture

The furniture industry is going to throw a lot of antimicrobial products at educators, office suppliers, architects- you name the industry and it will probably happen. Antimicrobial products are fantastic. BUT, do you even know what that means? Here is the quick breakdown of what this all means. As a quick primer before we go [...]

By |2020-06-10T18:22:25+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments

The Role of Kinesthetic Furniture When Returning to Schools

Students have been sitting on their couches and running the roost of their homes since March. In the likely event that students will head back to classrooms in the fall, it will be important to provide an environment that helps them transition back to the classroom, keeps them engaged, and works in the favor of [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:01:47+00:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments

Mental Health Check-In: How Are You Doing?

I am not sure about everyone else, but I am tired. My family is tired. Pandemics are exhausting. If you are not working from a soft spot on your couch or an in-home office, then you might be surfing the web reading about the pandemic. It is relentless. Like this disease, the exhaustion and mental [...]

By |2020-05-12T18:19:07+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

5 Predictions to Prepare for the Uncertainty of Our New Reality

My five-year-old is supposed to start kindergarten next year. As we prepare for school next fall, we have so many questions about our new reality, and we are working to educate our little scholar about what she might expect. COVID-19 has added some new challenges. Kindergarten prep events are canceled. Classroom visits are canceled. We [...]

By |2020-04-22T16:38:50+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Why Learning is Better Outdoors

Citizens of Minnesota, where Moving Minds is headquartered, have been spending a lot more time in indoors than usual. School is canceled. Gymnastics is suspended. Dance classes are scrapped. Music lessons are postponed. It is completely normal to start to feel a bit “stuck.” But, as we embrace our new reality, it is a great [...]

By |2020-04-13T21:07:46+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

5 Steps to Facilitate Our Students’ Growth During Challenging Times

Well, here we are. It is 8:30am on a Wednesday morning and I am sitting in my home “office” looking out a window listening to my kids racing through our home at an unprecedented speed. I am pretty sure my two-year-old just set a land speed record. These next few days, weeks—or dare I say [...]

By |2020-03-19T14:10:12+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

How to Measure Results and Show the Impact of a Kinesthetic Classroom

Today, I am a brand manager. But, not so long ago, I worked in an education space. I think I still speak the language. I understand what drives change. Not surprisingly, the non-education world works about the same. Impact has to be measured and communicated so that people feel confident about the work we are [...]

By |2020-02-26T17:11:59+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments

Kicking Off 2020

Moving Minds was founded in 2015 to bridge the gap in the niche of active classrooms, flexible seating, kinesthetic learning—whatever you’d like to call it. And, as we kick off 2020, we are excited to still be the brand that thrives in the niche of active classrooms. Each day, our team comes to work to [...]

By |2020-01-23T18:59:31+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments