How to Boost Student Performance With Active Learning Environments
January 25, 2017
The amount of time students spend in sedentary positions on any given day has dramatically increased over the last 25 years. Most students spend the majority of their daytime classroom hours in a seated position, which has resulted in a wide variety of serious health risks. With overwhelming evidence supporting the need for movement within the classroom, we can no longer ignore these risks.
In this session, SAFCO® ergonomist Josh Kerst will share the historical impact of the chair in the classroom on our bodies. You’ll find out what steps your school can take to address this concern and learn how you can create an active learning environment to positively impact student performance and well-being in your library, classroom or learning commons.
- Access to a comprehensive review of the current body of scientific knowledge on sitting vs. standing vs. leaning/perching, plus considerations and application guidelines to use in the classroom.
- Objective data on the multitude of health benefits associated with regular periods of active movement, such as standing, leaning or perching.
- An understanding of how Activity-Permissive Learning Environments (APLE) keep students more engaged, improve test scores and result in greater creativity and positive behavior.
- A rational and financially responsible approach to implementing Activity-Permissive Learning Environments within schools.