Podcast Episode 216: Why We Need Classrooms Where Kids Get Up and Move

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 216 of The New Family Podcast, where we explore better ways to keep our kids active and moving in the classroom.

As you know, it’s so critical that we address the fact that kids nowadays have the lowest concentration rates ever recorded. As you can see from this blog, there are different apps that can help improve engagement and teachers are learning new ways to keep the kids entertained through their work. However, kids are also too sedentary these days and it’s seriously affecting their education and engagement. Today I’m joined by Amy Tepperman, founder of Moving EDGEucation.

Moving EDGEucation works with teachers across Canada to integrate movement and social-emotional learning methods into daily curriculum, such as math and literacy, in order to improve student well-being and academic engagement. It provides resource and tools for teachers to keep students physically active, creative, expressive and interactive while learning.

Not only does this keep kids in better physical health, it makes the process of learning more effective and enjoyable.

Here are some resources related to this episode.

Moving EDGEucation website

Moving EDGEucation Facebook Page

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What Amy Wishes Every Educator Could Know

“(Incorporating more movement in the classroom) is beneficial for the actual learning and for what the actual classroom environment is like. That it’s something that does enhance your classroom and not to see it as an add on of something else that you need to do, but to make it part of the lifestyle of your class. Because you will see definite benefits in the classroom as well.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by