By nature, schools are at war with a child’s basic human tendencies. For instance, it’s pretty widely recognized that the young child has pronounced difficulty keeping a body quiet that wants to run, jump…
A Stanford study shows that recess is a profoundly important part of the school day. Well-organized recess programs engage students in meaningful play and prepare them to learn once back in the classroom. A high-quality recess program can help students feel more engaged, safer and positive about the school day, …
Quotes, articles, links to more help in advancing the goal of promoting your students’ healthful physical activity.
The school playground was once the highlight of most elementary students’ days. It was an escape where children could socialize with friends, participate in free play, take part in sports, and explore nature. The endless laughter that once echoed from elementary school playgrounds has unfortunately turned into silence. …
Physical activity throughout the school day is necessary for children to reenergize themselves and to be able to maintain focus on their school work. Being involved in movement positively affects children both cognitively and physically.
Movement activities can be initiated by teachers throughout the day and especially during classroom transitions. Using …
Many of the students in your class are Bodily-Kinesthetic learners. They learn through their bodies and they need to move. They wiggle and squirm. The following ideas can help make movement be a positive learning force in your classroom.
Teachers share their thoughts on problems associated with keeping kids in from recess in order to give them extra help with academic subjects.
Why Play? Because it is fun! And because researchers have found that the experience of play changes the neural connections in a child’s brain. This in turn has a strong impact upon a child’s ability to regulate emotions, solve problems, and be better prepared for formal instruction, with lifelong benefits. …
What is it that makes us write our names in our books, amass collections of books, enthusiastically lend our books to friends (but keep a record so we can call them back)? When we do cull our collections and take stacks to used book dealers, why do we cross out …
Like every teacher, I stand on the shoulders of my own teachers. I think upon them often, not just during Teacher Appreciation Week. In fact, mid-year, end of year, start of year—all seem like appropriate times to become reacquainted with these stirring words. And my thoughts extend beyond my …
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|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.13 No.7||July 2016|
|Cover Story by Brad Johnson and Melody Jones|
|Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity into the K-8 Classroom|
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