Research and information:

Learning and common core

Arts Integration

Washington Post: Movement is learning


Games and student engagement



"According to Krashen one obstacle that manifests itself during language acquisition is the affective filter; that is a 'screen' that is influenced by emotional variables that can prevent learning. This hypothetical filter does not impact acquisition directly but rather prevents input from reaching the language acquisition part of the brain. According to Krashen the affective filter can be prompted by many different variables including anxiety, self-confidence, motivation and stress."


Real Teachers Ice Breakers

NJEA: Get Students moving


Brain breaks:


Good for elementary school:






Subject specific ideas:


Tedtalk: math dance


Math hand gestures

Get Fit math lessons



cross curricular science


        Social studies:

Learning with the whole person

teaching practices library

middle school energizers


Language Arts:

Music in ELA

Teaching through movement