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Active schools: A teacher's guide for getting kids active during school

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Active schools: A teacher's guide for getting kids active during school

Publication type

Manuals and Tools

Publisher

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Year

2015

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Active kids do better in school and in life. When physical activity is built into the school day - during lesson time, movement breaks recess, and physical education - students are better behaved and show improved academic performance. When children move more, they become part of a more vibrant, healthier future for themselves, their families and all of Brazil. With that knowledge, it’s shocking to learn Brazil’s children are the least active in Latin America. Today, they have few opportunities to move throughout the day.

In 2013, multiple organisations (NGOs, government agencies and corporations) came together to get kids moving before, during and after school. The result is a 3 - year pilot where everyone has a role. This is our chance, collectively, to shape a new path forward. One that inspires a new, physically active generation of Brazilians.

Over the next three years, we aim to get kids active and build a solution that can be applied throughout Brazil. That cannot be done without you, the teacher.

All of the research shows that active kids do better, especially when they have a chance to move during the school day. This reference guide is meant to provide advice, ideas and tools to help you create your active classroom. It is only a starting point.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 23:00

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