Engaging minds through physical activity

Active and Flexible Seating

How Can Active Seating Play a Role in Helping Struggling Learners?

Active seating can have a huge impact on struggling learners. Most of the time students are expected to sit in traditional seats and often you hear a teacher ask students to sit still as they wiggle in their seats. They are wiggling because they need movement to learn their best. We are expecting that all [...]

By |2021-05-04T19:03:09+00:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

ABCs of Classroom Physical Activity

Don’t let the social and physical distancing protocols stop you from allowing your students to engage in classroom physical activity! If there’s anything we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that youth and adults alike need to move and get fresh air. I’m sharing some simple ABCs for integrating physical activity in your classroom with appropriate [...]

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

Remote Learning and the Negative Impact on Student Posture

As students are returning more and more to classrooms around the country, I am reading post after post talking about how hard it is to get students re-engaged in the structure of class. They are excited to see friends again, not be staring at a screen, and to be outside their house. And with these [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:49:43+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

The Role of Active Seating From Students’ & Teachers’ Perspective

It can be a hard adjustment for students going back to the classroom after distanced learning for so long, especially if your classroom is set up for sedentariness. Have you ever wondered what your students thought and felt about their learning environment? Angela Stark, a Health and PE teacher, asked her students how they’re feeling about [...]

By |2021-03-26T15:11:01+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

3 Tips to Decrease Sedentary Behavior in Higher Education

If someone asked you to describe what a college classroom looked like, what would you say? My mind pictures an older classroom with tile flooring and desks with one armrest lined up in rows. There’s probably a large table at the front of the room with a computer, and a screen that can be pulled down [...]

By |2021-03-24T19:24:16+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|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 [...]

“From Where I Sit”

As many schools are beginning to reopen to in-person learning, the discussion is happening that we need to minimize movement and transitions for our students. It is understandable, however, more than ever our students need to move for physical, mental and emotional health.  From where I sit, as educators we can be creative in how kids move and [...]