Seventh Inning Stretch: Creative Ways to Get Your Classroom Moving (professional development)

Seventh Inning Stretch: Creative Ways to Get Your Classroom Moving (professional development)

We all know that physical activity is important for kids’ (and adults’) bodies, but recent research has demonstrated that short bursts of activity throughout the day can improve focus and attention, as well as boost the heart. This workshop shares easy-to-follow movement and dance games that can be incorporated into the daily routine of the general education classroom. Spice up those between-subject transitions with some dance moves. Learn how to use movement exercises to reinforce learning and improve the social atmosphere of your classroom. Build up your teaching arsenal with desk stretches and breathing exercises to help your students get on task (and you too!) Let’s learn from those baseball fans: we need to stretch out every once in a while, or we’ll stop paying attention. Learn about the most recent research and find out how to incorporate physical activity into your existing day – the fun way!