Educators know that students need to be active learners – not passive receivers of information. However, getting physically active as part of the active learning activity is important for a number of reasons. It helps stimulate the brain for deeper and longer lasting learning; it supports well-being, positive affect, and self-regulation; and it builds community and a sense of belonging. Hence, this post (and song) are about ACTIVE active learning. Watch the video for the actions to the song and then sing along with the recording!
Thanks to my colleagues Carolyn Ives and Paul Martin for including me in a workshop on this topic and giving me an opportunity to write the song and perform it.