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Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Focus in the Classroom

Do you find your students tired, irritable and lethargic? Do they have difficulty remaining focused? Research has shown that increased physical activity has more pronounced results on academic performance in children than taking extra lessons. Eating the right foods can significantly reduce a child's moody behavior and increase concentration. This collection provides a range of ways to add exercise into your classroom routine as well as empowering youngsters to make good food choices.
A Collection By Amy Watson
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Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Focus in the Classroom
  • Amy Watson says:
    This useful meditation is handy when students need to calm down and relax. I find it most useful after busy play times in order to prepare them to focus on the next lesson.
  • Captain Planet Foundation

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    learningabouthal.co.uk
    learningabouthal.co.uk
    Amy Watson says:
    What better way to teach young children about healthy food than to show them where it comes from? The Captain Planet Foundation offers ideas and support about how to have your own veggie garden! Even if you are unable to follow the complete model, there is a range of downloadable teacher resources to use that you can incorporate into your classroom.
  • Amy Watson says:
    A brilliant YouTube video by The Learning Station. There are a wide range of song and dance activities perfect to liven up a group of children. I find that each class will gravitate towards one particular song and will soon be able to sing and do the actions without the help of the video. Great fun for teachers to get involved with too!
  • Grainchain

    Website
    grainchain.com
    grainchain.com
    Amy Watson says:
    An excellent hub of lesson plans and ideas. You will find everything from presentations to worksheets, all based around healthy eating. I particularly love the recipes section, it's a great way to instill a passion for good food amongst young children and to get parents involved!
  • Amy Watson says:
    Some wonderful step-by-step ideas regarding how to get your students moving in the classroom. Use them as part of a PE lesson, or on their own at various times throughout the day.
  • Amy Watson says:
    A thematic unit of work that is based around the importance of physical activity. It looks at how young people can develop early habits to promote lifelong physical activity. It has some links to useful websites as well as cross-curricular links to ICT.
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