ActivEd Blog

What Happens When Young Children Are Forced to Sit Still?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 4, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent Washington Post article delves into the consequences of children sitting still for too long—whether in the classroom, while traveling from one place to the other after school, or at home. From the article: 

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, move to learn, physical activity

Moving and learning work well together

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 9, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Dr. Julian Reed, founder of ActivEd, was recently interviewed for Furman University's News segment on their website.

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Topics: Walkabouts, learning styles, move to learn

Exploring the benefits of physical activity for students diagnosed with ADHD

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on Feb 28, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent article from the Washington Post details the findings of a new study on people with ADHD. From the article:

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Topics: adhd, move to learn

Youth wellness program success

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Feb 21, 2017 7:25:00 AM

A recent article in The Denver Post praised Aurora, Colorado for "successfully implementing five nutrition, education and wellness goals in two years." The five categories focus on early childhood education options, increasing healthy food choices at city-owned eateries, creating more public places for children to play, and offering nutritional meal programs for children.  

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Topics: move to learn, healthy choices

Importance of recess for elementary school students

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on Feb 16, 2017 7:20:00 AM

I've spent over a decade examining the link between physical activity and academic achievement and cognition among students. Understanding how movement affects student outcomes—from health and fitness to achievement—has been the focus of my research with thousands of young learners. I wanted to share with you some information about the importance of recess for elementary school students.

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Topics: Dr. Julian Reed, move to learn, recess