Take a Break! Teacher Toolbox for Physical Activity Breaks in the Secondary Classroom
Move More, Learn More: Physical Activity at the Secondary Level – Webinar
Healthy students learn better. Research shows that physical activity (PA) affects the brain in ways that allow students to be more engaged and ready to learn. Elementary students should not be the only ones to receive and benefit from these PA breaks in the classroom. However, there is a lack of resources for secondary-level teachers to implement PA in the classroom and students are not getting the amount of exercise they need. In fact, in Colorado, according to the 2011 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, only 29.2% of high school students and 36.3% of middle school students get the recommended 60 minutes per day. With PE as elective, no “recess” and long class periods, secondary-level students, in particular, need activity breaks. It is the responsibility of all teachers to ensure that their students receive opportunities to better their health and in turn, increase their academic achievement.
Worried about eye rolls or time restraints? During this webinar, listen to experts from our very own state and leave with tangible and practical tools and templates that you can use in your class tomorrow to get your students involved and have fun!
Together, we can get students moving again and maximize their learning!
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