If articles are considered food for thought, this one is like Thanksgiving. You may just find yourself in a coma by the end from all the loaded information. (Which would be quite fitting, actually, given the likely hood you’re suffering from the same issue the students in our classrooms are: a sedentary lifestyle.)
There’s been a long growing epidemic in our schools, and it involves sitting too much. Personally, I suspect that it’s the combination of sedentary school days and the life we’re now leading outside of the class that’s also ramping up the affects (which involves spending most of our time on “screens” and not doing more physical activities). Non-the-less, you need to read this article if you have 5 minutes.
Valerie Strauss was given permission to republish an article by Brad Johnson, who co-wrote the book, “Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity Into the K-8 Classroom.” Brad’s got a lot of great advice for those in the education system, so be sure to check him out.
But enough info, read, “Why students shouldn’t be forced to spend so much time sitting at desks in class ” here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/02/07/why-students-shouldnt-be-forced-spend-so-much-time-sitting-desks-class/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7f274715ac67