Jump In – Why We Collaborate With Others

The Need to Collaborate

Collaborate With Active Living Research

Research – Why We Collaborate






We are always looking at ways to collaborate and learn more from people doing research into Active Learning. Last month, we were fortunate to catch up with Andy Smith, Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. What followed was one pearl of wisdom after another…as well as a link to the original research article, ‘Jump In!’ which begins:

“Physical activity (PA) benefits children’s physical and mental health and enhances academic performance. However, in many nations, PA time in school is decreasing under competing pressures for time during the school day. The present paper argues that PA should not be reduced or seen as incompatible with academic learning. Instead, the authors contend that it is critical to develop tools that incorporate PA into content learning during the school day.”

To read the full article, click here.

Last month, we also came across the news features and videos relating to action based classrooms:

We recommend that you follow the links and drop us a line with your observations and comments based on your experiences in your part of the world.

Why Collaborate?

Since our initial meeting with Andy, we have joined YoHPAKE. To find out about the launch of this network, click here. You can join the Google Plus group here.

There are many businesses, some masquerading as charities, who see inactivity and obesity as ways to increase their profits. To these businesses, we are seen as competitors. However, the people who work and play with us know that we are teachers first and foremost. We share our ideas freely via social media, teach meets, conferences and other events. We can not do what we do by ourselves. That is why we collaborate…