Using a morning warm-up exercise in school

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Using a morning warm-up exercise in school

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Every morning when my kids enter the classroom, we do a brief morning warm-up to prepare the kids mentally and physically for a great day of learning. We proceed through four movements. The first is to activate the kids and help them wake up if they are feeling a little bit sleepy in the morning. The next two are meant to help them calm down. So by the time they have finished all four movements, they have achieved the ideal mindset for learning. They are calm, relaxed, focused, and confident.

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Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. He has written several resource books for educators and parents, including Changing Kids’ Lives One Quote at a TimeEight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8, and Rock It! In addition, Steve has created a series of shorter, e-book resources for educators, including The First 10 Minutes: A Classroom Morning Routine that Reaches and Teaches the Whole ChildThe First 30 Days: Start Your School Year with 4 Priorities in Mind, and 2-Minute Biographies for Kids: Inspirational Success Stories About 19 Famous People and the Importance of Education. He is also the creator of the Chase Manning Mystery Series for children 8-12 years of age. For Teaching Tips, articles, and other valuable resources and strategies on teaching the whole child, visit and subscribe at stevereifman.com.  subscribe to his “Teaching Kids” YouTube channel, check out his two professional development courses for educators on Udemy.com, and visit his Teachers Pay Teachers page.

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