Incorporating physical activity into learning helps students manage feelings of anxiety and social isolation, improve concentration and motivation, and reduce sedentary time while also benefiting their academic performance. During COVID-19, teachers are faced with unique challenges of engaging students in a virtual environment and/or physically distanced and behind a mask. Integrating movement into the school day is a simple strategy to achieve engagement, connectedness, and community, no matter the learning environment. Springboard to Active Schools has developed two new resources to help teachers and caregivers easily integrate physical activity with a safety, inclusion, and equity lens in different learning settings. During this interactive webinar, presenters will provide both an in-depth look at these newly released resources and model using and adapting the printable energizer cards.
The American School Health Association is a multidisciplinary organization made up of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Our mission is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives.
The Journal of School Health (JOSH) is committed to communicating information regarding the role of schools, school personnel, or the school environment in facilitating optimal growth and development of children and youth.
ASHA supports school health issues that tie to our mission statement, to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives, and our Core Beliefs. Read more to learn about our Core Beliefs and what ASHA has committed to.