Getting kids out of their seats

At Naperville Central High, a suburban school outside of Chicago, educators are committed to combining movement with learning. In our hour devoted to success in education, we featured the school’s efforts to schedule physical education before challenging classes, which resulted in a dramatic improvement in the students’ standardized tests.

A “culture of fitness” has taken hold in the school, and in many classrooms here, teachers are getting their kids up using “brain breaks.” The idea is that splitting up a lesson with exercises will help kids stay more focused and attentive. And educators here say it doesn’t cost a penny.

Watch more segments from Need to Know’s special education episode.

 
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