Classroom Activity

Move To Learn

Initiative Description: The Move to Learn program consists of a series of short, 5-minute, videos that lead students in physical activity movement than can be done within the regular classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Move to Learn program on student time on task. Pre and post observations of 100 randomly selected third-grade students from both Move to Learn and control classrooms took place over a period of six weeks.

Study Results: Results revealed significantly higher total time on task in the Move to Learn classrooms post intervention than pre intervention classrooms as well as in the control classroom post intervention.

Reference: Thompson, M., Kolbo, J., Gilkey, S., Zhang, L., & Pritchard, M. (2017). The effects of Move to Learn on student time on task and time on task transitions. National Teacher Education Journal, 10(1), 27-35.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good