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Getting Kids Up and Moving Is So Important—Here’s How to Make it a Schoolwide Practice

Get our free printables, including a staff meeting guide, classroom poster, and activity tracker.

Moving Minds wants to increase activity levels throughout the day for all students. The research and the benefits are undeniable—physical activity has a positive impact on academic performance and learning. Using active seats, standing desks, and fidget busters get all ages moving and improving cognitive performance, time on-task, concentration, and overall attitude towards learning! 

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Classroom movement and activity breaks can have a huge impact on student learning, wellness, and achievement. But it can be a challenge to put it into practice. 

To make it easier, we’ve put together this classroom movement kit. It’s an all-in-one tool to help you tackle the topic of classroom movement with your staff, complete with a short activity, discussion questions, and printables that teachers can take back to their classrooms. 

This video helps us understand just how important classroom movement is for students. (It’s incorporated in the staff meeting guide, too.) 

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Here are the different tools you’ll get in the classroom movement kit. 

Staff Meeting Guide 

This guide will encourage your staff to get moving and have a discussion about ideas they have. 

Poster: 30 Ways to Get Moving in the Classroom 

Inspire students will 30 different movement ideas they can tackle. 

30 Day Challenge Tracker 

Use this calendar tracker to set and achieve classroom goals. 

Posted by Stacy Tornio

Stacy Tornio is a senior editor with WeAreTeachers. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.

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