Practice `fluid teaching`
Fluid teaching is not intended to reflect your teaching style. You are the expert educator and we`ll leave that expertise to you. However, from a chiropractor`s point of view, we want to help you feel better and more energized while teaching. Fluid teaching simple means that you continue to move while teaching instead of sitting at your desk or standing in place to lecture for an entire class period. Try to break you classroom time into chunks of time. Perhaps you lecture for 15 minutes, walk around the room to help students for another period of time, and consult with students at your desk or allow private work time where you can take the weight off of your feet for a portion of the class. If your classroom teaching style does not allow for fluid teaching, try to at least take a few minutes between every class period to walk, stretch, and sit. Your back and leg muscles will thank you at the end of the day.
Allow students a break to stand and stretch
With the face paced lifestyles that technology has created, it`s no surprise that students` attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. This means it`s harder for students to sit still for long periods of time. Help your students energize and stimulate their minds by allowing them a few minutes of break time each class period to stand and stretch at their desks. This will help them keep their muscles and minds agile.
Teach students proper posture
Whether you teach grade school, junior high English, or senior Calculus, teach your students healthy
habits they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Teach them good postural habits. Most students have poor posture while sitting. They slouch forward with hunched shoulders or either lean back out of alignment. Proper sitting posture is feet flat on the floor with the back naturally against the chair and shoulders back and down. Teach students early to be good to their body and it just may stick with them for the rest of their life. If you want help from expert chiropractors in Calgary
, consider inviting one to come speak to your students about healthy habits. A healthy
body is a happy body is a learning body!