The 'Physical activity across the school day teaching resource' has been created to support teachers in embedding physical activity into their teaching and learning program. This resource also supports schools in meeting the mandatory requirement of providing students in K – 10 a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate with some vigorous physical activity across the school week. By including this teaching resource in your teaching and learning, students in your class can accumulate up to 220 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.
The resource is simple to follow and all tasks are ready to go. Each of the 10 teaching and learning sequence is one week in duration. During the week, there are 3 structured physically active tasks each day. All of activities are easy to plan, set up and deliver. Simply download task cards for Thinking while Moving, Classroom energisers and Fast starts or hit play on the 10@10 HIIT sessions.
The Thinking while Moving resources support teachers to embed physical activity into a range of curriculum areas. These resources are targeted at K-6 (Stage 1, 2 and 3) however, they can be adapted for early high school years.
- Demonstration videos
- Task cards
- Task cards
- Remote learning sequence
- Task cards
Classroom energisers are short bursts of physical activities in the classroom that cause students to 'huff and puff' for 5 to 10 minutes.
The Burn 2 Learn (B2L) program uses high intensity interval training (HIIT) to improve students' health and fitness. Students will engage in 2-3 exercise sessions each week over a school term. Sessions are 5-15 minutes in duration, resulting in minimal disruption to regularly scheduled classes.
This online professional learning provides teachers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to embed physical activity into mathematics and English lessons as a key component of a comprehensive school physical activity program. Participants will explore the research supporting the Thinking while Moving approach and the benefits it provides for student learning, wellbeing and physical health.
- This e-learning course supports teachers in understanding the importance of providing secondary students in Stage 6 with regular opportunities to participate in physical activity. The online learning unpacks the research informed Burn 2 Learn program and provides participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to implement an effective Burn 2 Learn program in the secondary school setting.
- This practical professional learning session provides educators with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from the Thinking while Moving e-learning course into practice. Participants participate in practical activities to explore ways to embed physical activity into mathematics and English lessons as a key component of a comprehensive school physical activity program.
- This workshop aims to support primary school teachers in the integration of physical activity into the curriculum and uses the context of mathematics and English lessons to improve students' physical activity levels as well as enjoyment and engagement in learning.