“Each student learns in a different way—their bodies need different things, and the moods of sixth graders can change on a dime,” he explains. “Students can come in each day with the choice of sitting in chairs, sitting on yoga balls, standing at a new stand-up desk, or riding these new exercise bike desks while learning about math, science, and themselves as learners and people.” By teaching his kids good movement habits now, he is setting them up for greater success later in life. It’s a lesson we should all stand up and pay attention to—our children’s health depends on it.
About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (137 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.