Make the most of your classroom space! Learn about different active classroom management styles, how to overcome common barriers, and more.

How to Refresh Your Classroom Space

Summer’s here! The new school year will start in August or September for most of us. Ready for a new and fresh space? Start with a mental inventory of your class seating by scanning the room and counting the number of spaces available for students to sit or stand while learning. A 1:1 seat to [...]

By |2022-06-30T18:22:47+00:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

4 Types of Classroom Spaces

Creating different spaces in your classroom is a great way for students to unwind and collect their emotions throughout the day. Calming corners, mindfulness zones, and sensory spaces are just a few ideas to get you started. Use this article to create a space that will work for you, your classroom, and students. Here are [...]

Incorporating Students with Special Needs into Movement Breaks

All students are special in their own ways. Some have more difficulty listening and following directions while others may struggle to move their bodies the way they want to. When you give your class the chance to move, it’s important to make activity as accessible to all students to the best extent possible. Often, it [...]

Teaching Students How to Self-Start Movement Breaks

In a previous blog, I suggested that teachers give students the autonomy to decide when they need a break and to allow them to take one, as long as they are engaging within parameters set. When you believe you have established appropriate levels of behavior management with your students, use these 4 pointers for giving [...]

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

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 |2021-06-29T17:18:08+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Breaking Down ESSER Funds

Important Abbreviations ESSER Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CRRSA Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations ARPAAmerican Rescue Plan ActSEA State Education Agency LEA Local Education Agency ESF Education Stabilization Fund  Timeline  March 27, 2020: The CARES Act was signed into law, which included $13.2 billion for the ESSER Fund. December 27, 2020: The CRRSA Act was signed into law, which included an [...]

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