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

Movement Mazes and Physical Distancing

Movement in our schools has never come under the spotlight quite like it did in 2020/2021. With the concern of contract tracing, student-student contact, student-teacher contact, and the overall spreading of COVID-19, we have seen more and more schools reduce the movement patterns of their students. In reading blogs, social posts, and speaking with educators, [...]

By |2021-02-16T15:17:31+00:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

BrainPrimers – Capitalizing on the Built-In Advantages

The current pandemic has changed the landscape of American education.  Some teachers and students are together in classrooms full-time. Yet others are working in a hybrid model and some are completely virtual. One data point that is concerning is the fact that when the pandemic hit physical activity levels dropped. Physical activity in the teaching [...]

By |2022-08-04T20:49:51+00:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

Must Have Tools to Safeguard Your Classroom

Students and staff are heading back to school this fall with a new set of guidelines. These guidelines might look different from district to district, but they all have the same end goal – keeping students and staff safe and healthy during a global pandemic. Use these tools to simplify transitioning your classroom into a [...]

By |2020-08-12T18:24:49+00:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

3 Simple Ways to Measure Activity Break Results

You may have tried the whole “activity break” thing and didn’t feel like it was successful, or that students acted crazier after their break than they did before. In many instances, especially if the idea of activity breaks is fairly new to the students, the novelty may excite them, and they will need strategies for [...]

By |2020-03-03T20:30:01+00:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

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 |2022-08-04T20:32:16+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 |2022-08-04T20:35:11+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 |2022-08-04T20:33:46+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 |2022-08-04T20:33:30+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
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