Engaging minds through physical activity

Active Classroom Management

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 |2019-10-24T18:50:16+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. However, many students are still not meeting daily physical activity guidelines. In addition, the [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:30:37+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

A Teacher’s Perspective: Adding Flexible Seating in the Classroom

One trend in education that is taking the world (or schools) by storm is flexible seating and kinesthetic classrooms. This is a new trend that teachers of the past had not tried before, and it is one that will stick. I have taught in a kinesthetic classroom for the past 3 years and honestly, I never plan to go back.

By |2019-05-21T19:28:10+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|1 Comment

Maintaining Student Behavior in an Active Classroom

Classroom teachers typically do not receive training in managing students in an active setting. This can be intimidating! Thoughts of students running everywhere haphazardly and their voice levels becoming uncontrollable make me cringe! But don’t fear… using physical activity behavior management strategies can not only help “keep the peace” as the kids move, but it [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:03:47+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments