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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Many schools are beginning to address the extended sitting time involved in long term instruction. Ironically, many of the practices improve the brain's state to learn as well as think. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How some schools use movement to keep students engaged
With instructional time for physical education on the decline and childhood obesity a concern, a growing number of schools are integrating short bursts of exercise into their classrooms. Some schools have adopted media-based programs that can be used with interactive whiteboards. In one case, students ran in place while learning about the history of the Olympic Games. "Movement helps get the wiggles out, and they're ready to go back to work," principal Victoria Velazquez said. District Administration magazine (4/2014)
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