Active Classrooms. Jo Bailey D. C. Everest Senior High WHPE President 2012-14 2013 Midwest High School PE TOY. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ lovephyed. Waves!. The line you don’t want to see. http://www.learningreadinesspe.com/
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D. C. Everest Senior High
WHPE President 2012-14
2013 Midwest High School PE TOY
It takes just 17 minutes (+/- 2) of sitting down for blood to leave the brain and pool in the hamstrings. Signals the body to release melatonin, reduces release of BDNF (brain fertilizer)
Standing up creates more attentional arousal, speeds up information processing by 5-20 percent and increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain by 10-15 percentWhy do our students need classroom physical activity breaks (CPAB)?
Physical activity and cognition are positively related (Sibley & Etnier, 2003)
Motor development: framework to sequence patterns needed for academic concepts
Pick a color – touch 5 things of that color around the room (can’t be a person!)
Chosen leader performs various movements, each preceded by saying “do this” or “do that”
Read a sentence or story. Punctuate using the following body movements and sounds.
Give students cards with information that needs to be ordered on them
http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/upload/PA-During-School-Day.pdf pages 2 and 3 have a variety of links to different activities