SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Social-emotional learning is a vital part of health and wellness. Today’s guest has some free word of the day SEL workouts for students.

Simple Exercise: Help Students Analyze Their Growth Over Time

Catlin Tucker

I encourage teachers to dedicate class time to an exercise that requires students to compare two pieces of work from two different moments in time using the Google Document below. When I have done this exercise in the past, many students exclaim, “Oh my gosh!

Writing Exercises For Children


Writing Exercises Children’s Section offers various prompt tools that can be used for creative writing exercises

2 Exercises to Cope with Uncertainty and Clarify Your Vision for This School Year

Education Elements

While I don’t have any answers to the and can’t assure you that this year will go fine and dandy, I can provide two exercises to help you envision and mentally prepare for the upcoming school year. “To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, to powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. It is a frailty, but in this frailty there is a strength: the conviction to live in your own mind, and not in someone else's.”. Tara Westover, Educated.

Not an academic exercise, not business as usual

The Christensen Institute

But for us, it’s not an academic exercise–it’s a critical element in our mission to accelerate the transformation of our healthcare system. The post Not an academic exercise, not business as usual appeared first on Christensen Institute This guest blog is written by Jay Gerhart, Vice President of Consumer Strategy, Atrium Health.

Working memory exercises for students of all ages


A Johns Hopkins study into working memory has demonstrated that groups of college students who engage in regular working memory exercises show 30% better retention in working memory than those who engage in the exercises only once, or not at all. Like exercising a muscle, the above-mentioned research shows working memory requires constant practice. Working memory exercises for students.

What Exercising 6000 Miles Taught Us About Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Habits

Education Elements

I released my body weight and fell to the ground. My aching shoulders wouldn't let me complete one more rep, but as I looked over at my workout partner, who would have to complete every rep that I did not, I felt a surge of energy and picked myself up once more. In that moment, inspiration struck me. What we do will only give us so much momentum, but a community invested in why we do it will help us accomplish things that previously seemed impossible.

How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn


About a year and a half into that regular exercise routine, I was sitting at my desk writing a grant and this thought went through my mind, ‘Writing is going well!’ That observation prompted her to explore what exercise was doing to her brain. “My ” These days, Suzuki has switched her primary research focus to the cognitive benefits of exercise. She also teaches a class at NYU called “ Can Exercise Change your Brain? The Cognitive Benefits of Exercise.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading


Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? The SNAP Close Reading Portfolio was developed to assist teachers from grades 2-8 in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling


Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch. ”) I can definitely see playing a game like this with my students, and it’s easy to build on as a creative exercise by having students generate their own premises and constraints.

Exercising with Anker’s Wireless Soundbuds


I still haven’t upgraded my phone since the company made this change, in part for these reasons, but I have since found a pair of affordable, wireless headphones I can recommend for users of any phone, particularly for use while exercising. If you struggle with accidentally pulling out the cord to your wired headphones while jogging or lifting weights, the Soundbuds would be a welcome replacement for exercising. Hardware Reviews Wellness exercise headphones wireless workout

Reflections on an Interest Mapping Exercise


According to Rockefeller Foundation’s useful guidebook “Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening” , you can design a more effective convening of people if you conduct some kind of “asset mapping” exercise at the beginning of the event. We (Sherif and Maha) recently facilitated such a mapping exercise shortly after we had experienced something similar at another event. Have you conducted a mapping exercise before?

Exercise Tips To Help Kids, Teens and Families Stay Balanced at Home


It’s no mystery that exercise boosts mental health and cognitive function in kids. A March 2020 report published in Lancet found that 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds who exercised regularly were less likely to develop depression by age 18. The relationship between movement and brain health is so clear that the World Health Organization recommends an hour a day of moderate exercise for kids aged 5 through 17.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. Teacher Travis Olsen has an exercise bike in the back of his seventh-grade science classroom that kids are welcome to use whenever they feel the need. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. Girls, black students and Hispanic students get less exercise than white boys.

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise.

Leadership Lounge

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise. The North Dakota University System recently participated in a pilot tabletop exercise with the department of Homeland Security and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Decision on Grand Canyon University's status on converting to non-profit is expected soon.

Get Started Exercising on a Tight Schedule with the 7-Minute Workout


I had excuses every day—writing, teaching, grading, and family—all good priorities, to be sure, but none that truly took over my life so as to make exercise literally impossible. Plus, as my fellow ProfHacker writers have shown, there’s plenty of evidence showing that regular exercise helps us think more clearly, and I definitely needed to think more clearly. What worked to get me me exercising regularly was the 7-Minute Workout. Reviews Wellness exercise

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise


He still struggles with depression and social anxiety, but says exercising helps him — especially when it’s with his teammates. ” Now, this study only shows an association between group exercise and improved mental health, and can’t prove that the one causes the other.

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day


Patrick Cook Deegan Student Engagement Guest blogger Patrick Cook Deegan, a mindfulness mentor and consultant, teaches students about Earth Day by bringing them outside and engaging their senses. He shares six easy steps to help your class appreciate their natural surroundings

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams


That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started. If you have 30 minutes for this activity, consider adding a step to the Level 1 exercise to make it personally relevant: after participants have chosen a preference compass point, but before they’ve responded to activity questions, ask them to recall a personal past team experience that was either very positive or very negative. By Gayle Allen.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Do you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […]. Educators Parents Resources

Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too


Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Teacher Burnout Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching. Photo credit: Tony Alter via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Serious Doodling: 5 Effective and Engaging Classroom Drawing Exercises

Fractus Learning

Here are several ideas for quick, effective, and engaging classroom drawing exercises that can be used in a range of topics by anyone regardless of drawing talent. To the annoyance of many teachers, students cannot help but doodle in class. A range of studies now shows that this displeasure is misplaced: the doodles seem to help people concentrate (by preventing them from completely falling into a daydream) and consolidate information.

"Conditions of Learning" Exercise

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The "conditions of learning" exercise can be done by any group, large or small, interested in building a framework together and at the local level for teaching and learning. The Exercise Please feel free to use this exercise. The exercise can stop there, just with the sharing of those experiences, since in and of themselves they provide a really valuable lesson in how we actually influence others.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!


Tagged: active learning , apps , education , PE , physical exercise , teach , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , tech. education active learning apps PE physical exercise teach teachers teaching teaching ideas techGo Noodle is a great website which encourages your students to be active. Have a look at my quick video tutorial on how to navigate the site: My students absolutely loved it! Have you used Go Noodle? What did your class think? Let me know by commenting below.

Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

"In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative." Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If

Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary.

How to Add Daily Writing to Your Content Area


Book Reviews Writing Ariel Sacks content areas daily writing daybook journal Mary Tedrow pre-writing exercises Routledge. Mary Tedrow shows how to cultivate students’ individual relationships with writing using a low stakes approach called a Daybook – a safe, authentic space for students to write and think that can feed into other disciplines and writing genres. Ariel Sacks calls it her “new top resource.”.

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The colours are to document my ability to do 4 different things daily: Exercise (a minimum of 20 min. learning metaphor pairadimes purpose, meaning David Foster Wallace David Truss Exercise fasting goals meditation mindfulnessI wish that I could remember the source of this idea but I don’t, and I would like to start by acknowledging that I did not think of this myself: Who is the worst boss in the world? It is YOU to YOURSELF!

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

For example, one of the routines I have been more focused on implementing in my daily life is more vigorous exercise. The routine of exercise is proven to be beneficial to moods and intelligence and is shown to improve learning : Being in good shape increases your ability to learn.

Making Number Talks Matter Even More


Book Reviews mathematics Cathy Humphreys Dot Talks implementation mental math exercises Michael Hernandez Number Talks Ruth Parker Stenhouse troubleshooting videosIn their sequel to “Making Number Talks Matter,” Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys go deeper and include videos of real students. They thoroughly explain the how and why of Number Talks and suggest updates to their method, writes math and algebra teacher Michael Hernandez.

iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice


Pairing photography lessons with writing exercises only deepens a student’s aesthetic appreciation, while adding another dimension to her cognitive processing. Articles creative photography tips for teachers writing exercisesThe marriage of images and words seems like a predestined love affair. Afterall, the secret wish of both writing and photography is to stop time and gain an audience.

New Teachers: Look for PD in Everyday Life


Articles Professional Learning airport comedy club crowd control exercise class furniture assembly hidden lessons PD professional development Roxanna Elden store designThe elements of good instruction can be found in many experiences that are already a part of daily life. NBCT Roxanna Elden suggests real-life activities that might improve teaching more than the PowerPoint-driven professional development in the auditorium.

Running Helps You Grow New Brain Cells


Over the years here at ProfHacker we’ve published a variety of posts about physical fitness, from Meagan Timney’s “ Nurturing the Mind Body Connection ” to Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s “ Prioritizing Exercise ” to Ryan Cordell’s endorsement of a 7-minute workout to Natalie Houston’s advice on how to fit exercise into a busy conference schedule. What’s your typical exercise routine?