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Students Lead the Way!

By
Lucinda Montoya,   Career Success School -- Sage Campus
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Topics:
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Our school's student team was a great influence in getting the majority of our classrooms involved in the voluntary classroom activity breaks. Our nine regularly participating classrooms logged over 2000 minutes of classroom break activity, largely in part to the persistence of our student leaders. Go Dragons!

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

At first ,many of our teachers were hesitant to participate in the classroom activity breaks. They viewed it as just one more thing they had to cram into their already overcrowded schedule. Our SWAT members helped introduce and keep their classmates motivated to do the breaks and convinced their classroom teacher to try it and in many cases lead the activity. The teachers began to see the benefits and students enjoyed the breaks. I'm confident that we will continue this Play for years to come.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We introduced the teachers to Gonooodle.com. We first showed the site during breakfast in the multi-purpose room and then explained how they could sign up for it. We also obtained fitness dice, big blue soft dice with numbers on one and physical activities on the other. Many classrooms used these as well.