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Why Learning is Better Outdoors

Citizens of Minnesota, where Moving Minds is headquartered, have been spending a lot more time in indoors than usual. School is canceled. Gymnastics is suspended. Dance classes are scrapped. Music lessons are postponed. It is completely normal to start to feel a bit “stuck.” But, as we embrace our new reality, it is a great [...]

By |2020-04-13T21:07:46+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 4

We’ve created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here: Week 1Week 2Week 3 Monday Yoga and mindfulness can help students to [...]

By |2020-04-14T15:28:42+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 3

We've created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here: Week 1Week 2 Monday A great way to participate in #MindfulnessMonday is [...]

By |2020-04-07T18:41:56+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Importance of Physical Activity While Working from Home

Working from home presents many challenges for teachers and parents. We are in unchartered waters of trying to continue to work while helping our kids continue to learn and complete school assignments. None of this is easy! While teachers are at home with their own kids, it’s still important to incorporate physical activity throughout the [...]

By |2020-03-30T15:39:37+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 1

Monday Start with learning and teaching some beginner yoga poses. Here are a few to start with: Cat and Cow Pose • Begin on hands and knees --Hands beneath shoulders and knees beneath hips --Back flat, eyes looking at floor • Inhale and arch spine upward, tuck tailbone, bend neck, and look underneath body (Cat) [...]

By |2020-03-25T19:39:22+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

5 Steps to Facilitate Our Students’ Growth During Challenging Times

Well, here we are. It is 8:30am on a Wednesday morning and I am sitting in my home “office” looking out a window listening to my kids racing through our home at an unprecedented speed. I am pretty sure my two-year-old just set a land speed record. These next few days, weeks—or dare I say [...]

By |2020-03-19T14:10:12+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Social Distancing and Physical Activity: How to Keep Students Active at Home

COVID-19. Social distancing. Outbreak. R-naught. These buzzwords and phrases are new to all and scary to many in 2020. “Flatten the curve” is another phrase that you might be familiar with. The intent is for individuals to use smart self-care practices and self-isolate by physically distancing themselves from others. These practices are anticipated to reduce [...]

By |2020-03-23T14:29:33+00:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|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

How to Measure Results and Show the Impact of a Kinesthetic Classroom

Today, I am a brand manager. But, not so long ago, I worked in an education space. I think I still speak the language. I understand what drives change. Not surprisingly, the non-education world works about the same. Impact has to be measured and communicated so that people feel confident about the work we are [...]

By |2020-02-26T17:11:59+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Teaching|0 Comments