9 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

9 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

What is obesity? Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or young person has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and young people of the same age and gender. An...
Kick Off Your School Year with a 100-Mile Goal

Kick Off Your School Year with a 100-Mile Goal

Guest Blog Post by BJ Walker, National Program Manager, 100 Mile Club bjwalker@100mileclub.com As an educator, starting a school year is exciting and full of endless possibilities for your students and yourself. How will this year be different? How will it be better?...
Real-World Walkabouts

Real-World Walkabouts

Are you a creative teacher? Do you believe in keeping kids moving during the school day without taking away from instructional time? Do you want to hear from other teachers about active learning exercises? Then keep reading! The Initiative The Real-World Walkabouts...
Research Behind Activity Breaks

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...
Active Learning for St. Patrick’s Day

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...
Real-World Walkabouts: Contraction Matching

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...
Walkabouts: Much More Than Standard

Walkabouts: Much More Than Standard

Dr. Julian Reed created much more than a standard active learning platform with Walkabouts, but he did want to keep standards top of mind. That’s why Walkabouts correlate to state, Head Start, and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)...
Interactive Walkabouts and Walksheets

Interactive Walkabouts and Walksheets

Over the past few years, we’ve talked to many teachers about how they use Walkabouts in the classroom. While Walkabouts are built to integrate movement with academic content, we’ve discovered some brilliant ways that educators add an extra interactive element to...