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Active and Flexible Seating

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

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

SaddlED – An Active Desk Chair Students Love!

I have wanted to create an active classroom for my health students for YEARS! Finally, I can make this dream a reality and included a SaddlED Active Desk Chair. My students loved using this chair, and at times they battle over who got to use it. Of course, I had to come up with a [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:23:04+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

The Importance of Student Posture in Health and Learning

Look around your classroom at the types of desks your students sit in. Are they too big or too small? Are they confining? Do they clutter the space? Are they one size fits all? While you probably just take what you’ve been given when it comes to your classroom furniture, perhaps thinking outside the box [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:23:27+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

Is Student Health a Teacher’s Responsibility?

Recent reports show that 1 out of 5 adolescents are now prediabetic, meaning they have high blood sugar levels, but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes (Andes et al., 2019). Unfortunately, there aren’t consistent outward signs or symptoms for prediabetes, so until someone has moved to type 2 diabetes, [...]

Seasonal Changes and Children’s Physical Activity: How to Create Active Indoor Recess

As colder weather approaches for most of us, it is wise to think about ways we can still provide the activity and movement breaks that children inherently need and want, even if time outdoors is not an option during school time. Research supports the notion that children are more active during spring than winter, and [...]

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