Active Classrooms Campaign: April 23 - May 4

 

All K-12 classroom teachers are invited to participate in the #ActiveClassrooms Campaign!

Why?

Because active classrooms help teachers to teach and students to learn – Active Kids Learn Better!

Deciding between the use of class time for academics or physical activity/health is a false choice! Teachers can contribute to their students’ need for at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity while simultaneously teaching and reinforcing academic concepts. 

What?

During the two-week campaign (and beyond!), teachers can try active classroom strategies to energize or calm students, such as:

  • Morning wake up warm up activities
  • Classroom physical activity breaks (also known as brain breaks, brain boosters, energizers)
  • Integrating physical activities into classroom instruction
  • Sit-stand desks, pedal desks, balance boards 
  • Yoga and plyometric breaks
  • Wearable devices and technology-based fitness logs to track physical activity

Learn about available programs and resources here.

Kids dancing in a classroom

Also, teachers are invited to enroll as an Active Schools Champion. It’s free and quick (takes 1 minute).  As a champion, you’ll receive a monthly e-newsletter filled with grant opportunities, free resources, and special events, and you’ll have access to champion-only web pages such as partner discounts of 10-75%. Teachers who enroll between April 16-May 4 will be eligible for prize drawings of 43 prizes worth over $13,798! Just click here to enroll.

Download the promotional flyer to share with others and see the list of enrollment prizes

Download and use the #ActiveClassrooms Campaign graphic – great for your website, e-mail signature line, posting to social media, etc.

Little girl dancing in gym

Let’s share our active classroom strategies and experiences with one another!

We encourage you to post a message, story, picture and/or video on social media. Please include #ActiveClassrooms and @ActiveSchoolsUS. Other great hashtags include #ActiveKidsLearnBetter and #MovementIsClassroomManagement – and any that have special meaning to you. 

If your principal, physical education teacher and/or students’ parents come by your classroom to see it in action, please encourage them to post to social media as well!

Please e-mail us!

If you post a message, story, picture and/or video to your school’s website or on social media, please send a link for them (and your school’s name, city, state) to Active Schools at info@activeschoolus.org. We would love to hear about your experiences and successes.

Kids dancing