Active Classrooms

Learn more about Active Classrooms Week, December 9-13 here!

 

Check out our Active Classrooms Webinar Series and register now to learn more!

 

Active kids learn better!

 

Classroom physical activity helps students feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety and maintain focus. 

 

Did you know? Classroom teachers can contribute to their students’ need for movement while simultaneously teaching and reinforcing academic concepts.

 

There are several ways to incorporate movement into classroom learning:

  • Morning wake up activities
  • Activity breaks, brain breaks, brain boosters and energizers
  • Active learning and academic instruction
  • Flexible seating such as sit-stand desks, pedal desks and balance boards

 

Remember, if a child is sitting too long, they are missing out on vital movements that could help them learn. So take these ideas and make them your own!

 

The brain is more active after walking for 20 minutes than sitting for 20 minutes. The brain is more active after walking for 20 minutes than sitting for 20 minutes

 

Resources

 

Integrating movement into classroom learning can be intimidating. Active Schools and our collective impact partners work year-round to encourage and support schools across the country in creating active classroom environments.

 

Make the case and make a plan for providing active classrooms with these research-based but userfriendly documents from Springboard to Active Schools and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

 

Data Brief: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools

 

Infographic: Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity

 

Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools

 

Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies into Practice

 

 

 

Additional resources from our partner organizations: