What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

The first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for the hard work and sacrifice teachers make for the sake of their students. Our teachers' drive, diligence, generosity, energy, and passion to shape minds are awe-inspiring and worthy of our...

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The Power of Positivity

It goes without saying that a positive school environment is beneficial for everyone. The power of positivity can make the day enjoyable, build self-esteem, motivate exceptional performance, evoke a sense of pride in meaningful work, and increase confidence in...

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Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day is the perfect time to get students out of their seats (and even out of the classroom!) for some kinesthetic learning. Schoolyard Trash Pick Up Provide trash bags and non-latex surgical gloves for students. Take the class outside to pick up trash and...

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Real-World Walkabouts: High Frequency Word Sleuths

April's Real-World Walkabout asks students to don their Sherlock Holmes' style caps and become High Frequency Word Sleuths. How many words can students spot? Subject Area literacy Skills high frequency words Grade Levels Kindergarten - 2nd Materials Needed copy of...

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The Truth About Video Games

At this point, it’s common knowledge that childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Parents, educators, and researchers alike are searching for the cause and ways to reverse the trend and increase physical activity in children. Video games...

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Research Behind Activity Breaks

According to a 2016 science paper, the average elementary school student is distracted more than a quarter of the time he or she spends in class. Does this sound familiar? What are you doing in your classroom to keep your students engaged and on task? One way to keep...

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Active Learning for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and there are plenty of active learning exercises you can do to get kids moving for the holiday. Last month we posted some Valentine’s Day activities. These can easily be adapted for a Saint Patrick’s Day theme. For...

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Real-World Walkabouts: Sidewalk Scoot

Congratulations to Caroline Duncan, our second Real-World Walkabouts winner! Her activity, the Sidewalk Scoot, helps young children learn how to count and represent numbers with the corresponding numeral. Subject Area math Skills one-to-one correspondence representing...

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How Healthy is Your Classroom?

Every now and then it’s important to take a step back and take an objective look at your goals and the benchmarks you set to achieve them. As educators, many of your success metrics come from children’s academic progress, but if your goal is to keep a healthy...

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Real-World Walkabouts: Contraction Matching

In January we began an initiative called Real-World Walkabouts, encouraging teachers to think about how they can incorporate physical activity into the school day while still teaching valuable education concepts. We were really impressed with all the creative...

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ActivEd is the educational technology company behind Walkabouts — online, on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading concepts into short, movement-rich lessons.