Engaging minds through physical activity

Classroom Activities

How Classroom Activity Improves Behavior and Test Scores

The first question I am asked when I present information on active seating and active classrooms is: Does it work? After teaching in a kinesthetic classroom and working at a school with four active classrooms, the answer is yes. In our school, it has shown to improve student behavior, grades, and test scores while keeping kids moving and happy.

By |2019-10-21T18:37:29+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Classroom Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

Increase Test Scores with Classroom Movement Cues

Earlier this school year, my fifth-grade students spent the day learning about colonial America while also moving their bodies and engaging their minds. We used exercises to connect key vocabulary terms with specific movements. What an effective method to get them to remember the content! This was a great way to get students up and moving for thirty minutes!

By |2019-10-21T18:15:14+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Classroom Fitness: Challenge Students with Fitness Fridays

Friday classroom fitness challenges are a great and quick way to get my students moving! On Fridays, I introduce a new exercise and we practice it a few times throughout the day. Towards the end of the day we see who can do that exercise the most amount of times or hold it for the greatest length of time.

By |2018-10-11T13:04:53+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Cooperative Games to Boost Activity in the Classroom

Students cooperating with each other has become an even a bigger push in education over the last couple of years. It is also a great way to increase physical activity in the classroom. What teachers need to realize is that most students do not know how to work together. As recess has diminished over time, [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:09:21+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Be our Guest! Inviting Community Members to Your Classroom!

Thematic teaching is a great active learning strategy and a fun way to bring health and fitness into your classroom! Not only do I get to teach what I’m passionate about during our healthy bodies unit, but I also get to involve my families and other community members too. One great way to incorporate health [...]

By |2018-06-27T20:17:46+00:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Activities|Tags: |0 Comments

Create a Movement Bank for Unique Classroom Activities Every Time!

Picture this: You stop the class to allow a movement break, and you choose an oldie but a goodie – do the number of jumping jacks equal to the correct math problem shown. The students comply, but you can tell they might be getting a bit bored. It’s time to switch up your classroom activities! [...]

By |2018-10-01T18:34:28+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Jumping to Learn: Using a Fitness Trampoline in Your Classroom

As a physical education teacher, I use fitness trampolines in my program to teach about health-related fitness and intensity level training. My school’s sensory room has a fitness trampoline to help meet the needs of special education students. I find fitness trampolines to be a fun, safe, and effective tool for schools to increase classroom [...]

By |2018-05-04T14:24:56+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Activities|1 Comment