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.
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.