PE and Classroom
A Brain Teaser to
wake us up and exercise the brain
Engaging kids bodies and minds is more productive than delivering a non-interactive lecture to them; bringing movement into the classroom works!
If you bring ENERGY and MOVEMENT into your classroom, your students will be MOTIVATED and able to RETAIN more information.
We used her DIBELS test as a pre-test.
Tracy’s students came everyday to the gym during my lunch and prep to go through the lab.
They did this everyday for 1 month.
Tracy took her class through the lab herself.
out of 16 were no longer on the retention list
Does movement integrated with academics really make a difference?
of both control and research classes
How to get administrative buy in
Movement in the classroom
are NOT a waste
85% of school age children are
Our students struggle to sit
still for long periods of time.
Movement in the school day
gives students an AVANTAGE
for learning and therefore increases student achievement
So...As specialists in MOVEMENT...
need to help our
MOVEMENT in their classrooms!
Crossing the Midline
Students who participate in spinning routines show significant gains in attention span and reading.
When the midline is crossed:
Movements that cross the midline
x marks the spot
Pass it On...
2. Students will do that activity until the music stops or the teacher says stop.
3. The teacher will then call out a spelling word and students will work together to spell the word correctly.
The Alligator Chomp
Stop and SPELL
Students will partner up
Teacher calls out a physical activity:
Jumps (2 feet)
Hopping (1 foot)
Jogging in place
we do as MOVEMENT
A Jammin' Minute
We All Teach Kids! So...
Classroom teachers can incorporate MOVEMENT into their lesson plans.
“It should be just as natural for a math teacher to use MOVEMENT in the classroom as for a physical educator to have students skip count.