This is the theme of a recent "#eduprof" talk held on November 18, which aimed to share tips with colleagues for integrating physical activity into the classroom on a daily basis.
# talkseduprof are a series of exchanges on a given theme that take place between teachers on Twitter, generally on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Each week, a different theme is discussed.
For the topic “Learning while moving”, five questions were asked to the participants to guide the discussion:
1- What benefits or advantages do you see in integrating physical activities into the organization of the class?
2- How do you integrate active activities or routines into your class?
3- What are your ideas or tips for learning while moving in French?
4- What are your ideas or tips for learning while moving in mathematics?
5- Your best links, resources to share, people to follow?
- Sylvianne Parent (@sylviannep) November 18, 2015
Among the ideas conveyed:
- have a stationary bike in the classroom to allow those who want to move;
- do 10 minutes of “John says…” to “recharge the batteries”;
- move / dance to illustrate translations, rotation, etc .;
- count the kilometers traveled on the stationary bike to study the fractions;
- play the musical word: frequent words indicated on a circle, we turn around to the sound of music. When they stop, everyone reads the word in front of them;
- dance and sing a rule;
- run relay races to spell or classify words, jump while spelling;
- in the gymnasium, scatter letters, shout a syllable or a word, let the pupils run and form the word in their hoop;
- throw a ball by asking questions about the conjugation;
- go outside to take photos to find inspiration in free writings;
- make logical sequences with positions (sitting, standing, leaning, etc.) modeled by pictograms.
The benefits of moving, as observed by teachers:
- calm or wake up and refocus the students;
- improve concentration;
- channel energy;
- create a strong bond with the students by listening to their needs.
– GoNoodle : a series of "brain breaks", short activities that allow you to move in a fun way. Although the (free) resource is in English, teachers who use it indicate that this is not a problem.
– Osmo : a system that allows you to interact with the iPad from real objects to be manipulated through various educational activities.
- The active dictation by Stéphane Côté.
– 130 ideas to get moving in the classroom, by Kino Quebec.
Resources have also been gathered on a Padlet wall. Another great example of using Twitter for professional development purposes!