Archive for the “Schools” Category

Brain Breaks

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

“Brain Breaks” are a concept that has caught on in education. Brain breaks are simple ways to give kids’ minds a brief respite from the hyper-focused activity they are engaged in. They can last from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, and may involve getting up and moving or sitting at the desk and connecting with […]

Healthier Birthday Celebrations

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Believe it or not, it is possible to have a birthday celebration without soda and cupcakes. That applies to kids in the classroom and adults at the workplace. (Scroll halfway down for a cupcake “alternative”) For your co-workers Because let’s face it, it’s not just kids who want birthday treats. How do you help make sure an […]

Schools: Start Here

Posted on October 14th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

This page is specifically designed to help our friends in K-12 education get up and running with a workplace wellness program. You will get a sense of how Project ACT thinks about wellness can can immediately access useful resources within this site. For Leadership Read more about the rationale for workplace wellness. Fact: Every obese employee costs an average […]

Cool Classroom Tool: Movement, Breathing, Wellness Games!

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

This tip from Santa Maria-Bonita School District: Want to get your students involved in adding physical activity to their lives? Check this out: is a website geared for brain breaks for students and based on movement and dancing. The breaks vary from one to five minutes…and there is even Zumba for kids. Video explanation of the […]

SMBSD Move Across the Americas Map – Feb. 2014

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

April 17th: With a final push, Sole Train reached Punta Arenas, Chile! Ready for Antarctica? Christopher Walkins concludes their journey in Oruro, Bolivia, home of one of the most culturally rich Carnaval celebration in all the world. THANK YOU to the 140 of you who recorded movement and the countless others who participated and let […]