Incorporating Movement Into Classroom Routines

Incorporating Movement Into Classroom Routines

The rationale for this promising practice is to help keep students’ energy and brain activity high and healthy; to take mental breaks after periods of learning and to integrate movement into curriculum learning.

The process can take many forms. Here are some examples of how to integrate movement into classroom routines:

BOKS Program

BOKS Program

Free American program schools can use to enhance SEL

  • Focuses on boosting physical activity
  • Helps students feel included
  • Builds a community of respect

BOKS Mission Statement

  • To empower school communities to improve our children physically, mentally, and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement.
Brain Gym

Brain Gym

Brain Gym is a series of quick, fun, and energizing activities.

We utilize the Brain Gym® educational model to:

  • promote play and the joy of learning
  • draw out and honor innate intelligence
  • build awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life
  • emphasize the ability to notice and respond to movement-based needs
  • encourage self-responsibility
  • leave each participant appreciated and valued
  • empower each participant to better take charge of his own learning
  • encourage creativity and self expression
  • inspire an appreciation of music, physical education and the fine arts