Amanda Vincent

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This School That Makes Kids Run A Daily Mile Is On To Something

A Scotland school that has students run a “daily mile” is seeing incredible results<p>It’s no secret that kids are less active now than ever. Our …


Physical Education: Stationary Bikes Being Used in Classrooms

A new physical education trend is emerging: over 1,300 schools across Canada have started using stationary bicycles in their classrooms, according to …


Stationary bikes in the classroom: Are we spinning out of control?

<i>Paul Bennett is the director of the Schoolhouse Institute in Halifax.</i><p>Frustrated, fidgety kids and stressed-out parents are driving many teachers crazy – and they are grasping for life preservers in today's classrooms. Enter stationary bikes, the latest wave in the North American self-regulation …


5 Facts That Show the Dismal State of School Exercise Programs

Public health officials recommend that children get at least an hour of physical activity every day, but the most recent study from the American …

Middle School

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.<p>Yoga (meaning <i>union</i> or <i>yoke</i>) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature -- body, mind, and spirit -- in the pursuit of inner harmony, says Alexandra De Collibus, a …


Wiggling in the Classroom--Movement's Role in Learning

For years the common wisdom was that kids need to sit still and listen in order to concentrate. New research suggests that's not the case.


Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this …


Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Move and Freeze - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

Chapter 6: "How Brain Reasearch Supports Movement In The Classroom"

The Use Of Creative Movement In the Classroom

Does More Time on the Playground Equal Success in the Classroom?

Some schools in Texas are going against the grain when it comes to recess. Instead of cutting it out like many districts do in order to spend more …