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Making the Grade: Why Classroom Movement Gets an A+

MAKING THE GRADE WHY CLASSROOM MOVEMENT GETS AN A+ Despite strong evidence supporting the positive connection between learning and movement, pressure to improve test scores and reduced budgets continue to spur educators to forgo recess and physical education to reallocate more time to the classroom. Research shows that reducing opportunities for physical activity in school limits a student's ability to learn. Report Card Subject: Physical Education Excellent Today's Lesson Good Making The Grade With Movement X Needs Improvement Poor Over the past 3 decades, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled Exercise your mind- Just as physical activity shapes the muscles, it can also strengthen key parts of the brain that learn? Comments: Nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese Only 6 states require physical education in every grade Only 20% of school districts require daily recess' 2 out of 3 kids today are inactive THE CEREBELLUM IS THE CENTER OF MOTOR CONTROL AND ALSO THE PART OF THE BRAIN THAT PROCESSES LEARNING 2 HIGHER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE LEARNING MOVEMENT WHICH MEANS RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT CHILDREN WHO ENGAGE DAILY IN EXERCISE SHOW SUPERIOR INCREASED OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN MOTOR FITNESS, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCHOOL THAN THOSE WHO DON'T2 OUR BRAINS HAVE NATURAL ATTENTION HIGHS AND LOWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY THAT EFFECT COGNITIVE ABILITY? Movement helps maintain student focus ’ BRAIN BREAK: GIVING YOUR BRAIN A BREAK WITH MOVEMENT WILL IMPROVE CONCENTRATION? Educator's Homework: Activate Students Schools shoutd leverage chitdren's naturat energy with curriculum and purposefully integrate movement activities into everyday learning TABLETS STANDING DESKS CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE Things to Remember: Studies show that introducing low-level physical activity into the classroom has a positive impact on student health, classroom engagement and academic performance: Curriculum Planner Health Benefits – Standing more during day increases circulation, E burns more calories and helps maintain muscle tone Mayo Clinic estimates that a child standing will burn about IS calories an hour more than when sitting. Over the course of a school year, that's qpproximately is,000 calories = s lbs of fat AN ACTIVE CLASSROOM CAN HELP REDUCE CHILDHOOD OBESITY Classroom Performance – Greater student focus and engagement is achieved with introduction of stand-biased desks 4 Academic Performance – A positive correlation is shown between physical activity and test scores $ Plus teachers report that it was easier to maintain stuudent attention during the instruction and students were more academically motivated SOURCES: http://www.letsmove.gov/ 2 Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the Brain in Mind (2nd ed.). Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 3 Duvivier BMFM, et al. (2013). Minimal Intensity Physical Activity. PLOS ONE, 8(2): e55542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055542. 4 Benden, M. E, et al. (2011). The Impact of Stand-Biased Desks in Classrooms on Calorie Expenditure in Children. American Journal of Public Health, 101(8), 1433-1436. 5 The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2013). Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. Washington, DC: the National Academy of Sciences. 6 Blake, J. J. PhD, et al. (2012). Using Stand/Sit Workstations in Classrooms: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Texas. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 18(5), 412-415. LearnFit education.ergotron.com by ERGOTRON7"

Making the Grade: Why Classroom Movement Gets an A+

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