ActivEd/Walkabouts is part of the Active Schools national collaborative of leading health, education, and private sector organizations working to create active school environments. This research brief shows that children who are physically active and fit tend to perform better in the classroom. Furthermore, physical activity in the classroom helps students feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, and maintain focus.

We work with our partners at Active Schools year-round to encourage and support schools across the country in creating active classroom environments. From December 9-13, Active Classrooms Week aims to shine a spotlight on teachers and schools that incorporate physical activity into student learning. Educators are encouraged to participate in Active Classrooms Week by showcasing ways they integrate physical activity into their classrooms and highlighting the positive impacts movement has on students. Teachers who don’t generally incorporate movement into classroom learning are encouraged to give it a try.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Post photos, videos, testimonials, ideas, or best practices that show the impact movement has on students in a classroom setting.
  • Include the hashtag #ThisIsYourBrainOnMovement @getwalkabouts
  • Share this blog post to invite your fellow educators to get involved, too!

Additional Resources

About Active Schools

The Active Schools movement is made up of parents, educators, and health- and activity-focused organizations from Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofits. Together, they help K-12 schools provide exceptional and equitable physical activity programming for their students. Active Schools gives schools access to resources such as training programs and grants. Those resources help schools enrich their PE and classroom curricula, as well as other before- and after-school programs. As champions for daily school-based physical activity, Active Schools helps parents, educators, and decision-makers improve academic outcomes and inspire lifelong healthy habits, ultimately aiming to revolutionize how schools incorporate activity into student learning. Learn more at activeschoolsus.org.