Fun Teaching Strategies that Integrate Movement

Research continually shows that any type of physical activity increases blood flow, and that there is a direct correlation between movement and learning. So it’s of increasing importance for educators to integrate any type of physical activity into their classroom.

With that in mind, today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based on the East Coast, looks at some clever ways that teachers can bring about a greater amount of movement to typically sedentary lesson plans.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Learning Stations
  • Gallery Walks
  • Musical Mingle
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “If you find that your students are doing too much sitting at any point in the day, then try to integrate one of these strategies into your lesson. Any way that you can increase their physical activity so that the oxygen in their blood can increase will be a great benefit to your students’ learning.”

How do you integrate movement into your lessons? Have you tried any of the above strategies in your classroom?

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Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades

One of our most popular stories in the history of has been one in which we lay out some popular classroom games. These games are time-tested, and work at just about every grade level.

Classroom games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks like teaching math facts, grammar rules and vocabulary, reviewing for tests or even completing lab experiments. Adding an element of competition motivates and energizes students.

Our list of great classroom games includes:

•   Educational Bingo
•   Memory
•   Around the World
•   And More!