Engaging minds through physical activity

Active Classroom Management

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

Active Classroom Layouts and Games for Limited Space

One of the major drawbacks to classroom teachers incorporating movement into their daily schedule is space. They typically have a small area filled with desks or tables with little open sections for students to move freely. Here are two options for teachers to try to overcome this barrier: 1. Use activities that can be done [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:00:17+00:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments