Active Classroom Management

Giving Students Flexible Seating Options

Children need to move! Students cannot be expected to sit still in a normal chair for 4-5 hours a day. How can anyone expect a student to not fidget or move and learn? As a special needs teacher of students with Emotional Disabilities, I have chosen to provide my students with several seating options. Most [...]

By |2019-10-08T18:08:43+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

How Yoga and Mindfulness Saved My Classroom

“I did yoga with my students last year, mainly in my first block class. They said it helped their focus for the remainder of the day and helped reduce the stress of homework and outside things.” – Mac Underwood-Cohick, Physical Education and Health Teacher, The Ensworth School, Nashville, TN “I’ve used yoga with my classes [...]

By |2019-09-23T20:57:30+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Teaching|0 Comments

RunningBrooke: Engaging Educators to Create Engaging Classrooms

When it comes to introducing activity in the classroom, many educators often wonder where to start. Brooke Sydnor Curran, Founder and CEO of RunningBrooke, makes it her goal to assist teachers and principals as they incorporate more activity into their classrooms and schools. In the latest installment of our interview series with Brooke, she explains [...]

By |2019-09-12T19:23:11+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management, Teaching|0 Comments

Springboard to Active Schools: 3 Steps to Success

The Springboard to Active Schools initiative is an online platform that assists teachers, administrators, parents, and other school physical activity leaders with strategies to maximize activity efforts related to Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. The Springboard to Active Schools site provides a plethora of information, resources, and training related to classroom physical activity. Specifically, the [...]

By |2019-07-10T18:19:14+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

How to Create Free-Time with Active Classrooms

Research has shown that incorporating physical activity and movement into the classroom increases overall productivity in our work and learning environments. Therefore, creating free-time with active classrooms. Research out of Texas A&M (Benden et al., 2015) shows that by adding standing desks in a call center environment, over the course of 12 weeks, workers were [...]

By |2019-07-01T18:37:49+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

Moving Toward a More Active Classroom—How to Overcome Common Barriers

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSWC) model outlines ways that schools should consider to educate the whole child. Some schools are fortunate enough to offer high quality physical education. This would be taught by a certified physical education teacher (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2013). However, many students are still not meeting daily physical [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:08:52+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

Classroom Movement: How to Increase Activity Throughout the School Day

It is recommended that school-aged children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. For instance, at the intensity of a brisk walk or more. In order to achieve health-benefits, they should do this each day. The Challenge Schools have been tasked with contributing at least 30 minutes of that recommendation [...]

By |2019-05-21T18:38:57+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Teachers Need to MOVE Too! 5 Tips to Stay Active During the School Day

Most blogs on this site focus on ways to get students up and moving. While increasing activity in the classroom does engage minds and promote learning, it’s also important that I remind myself to MOVE! Let’s be honest, teachers need movement too! Small amounts of movement spread throughout the day helps give me little bursts [...]

By |2019-04-23T18:02:32+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

Dynamic Classrooms on College Campuses

When most of us hear about an “active learning classroom”, we envision students engaged in physical activity as a means of recharging their brains or as a novel strategy for teaching an academic concept. But what about at the post-secondary level? Ever thought of that?

By |2019-05-21T18:49:14+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments