Do you know kids who fidget, wiggle, or chew their shirts? How about students who are angry, frustrated, irritable, or “shut down” due to academic pressures? Due to the increase of technological recreation and the lack of active play, students may be entering schools with bodies underdeveloped for learning. B3: Brain, Body, Behavior is the answer your school needs!
Make plans to join the Move, Thrive! Kentucky SHAPE 2021 Summer conference to learn more about B3: Brain, Body Behavior.
We are excited to welcome the creators of B3 that have implemented this program in a large urban school district in North Carolina. You will hear from Principal Larenda Denien, the 2020 NCSHAPE Adminstrator of the Year along with co-creators Dr. Kim Morton and Keith Kraemer. Read Principal Denien’s 90 School Makeover Blog from SHAPE America: https://blog.shapeamerica.org/2020/03/90-day-extreme-school-makeover-movement-edition/
By incorporating B3 activities into a classroom, gymnasium, or lab, schools can help students in Grades K–6 develop the fundamental motor skills to spark their brains, build their bodies, and improve their behavior to increase academic performance. Based on brain-body research, B3 physical activities can help enhance cognitive function, mental health, motor-skill development, social-emotional well-being, and common sensory problems.
Developed to be used by professionals and educators who work with children on a daily basis, every B3 task card includes an image and written cues on how to perform the activity. Each card also identifies which sensory system(s) (visual, tactile, proprioceptive, auditory or vestibular) the activity can help develop when performed consistently.
B3 activities are designed to be easily implemented in any classroom, hallway, media center, small tutor room, mobile unit, gymnasium, on a stage, or in a principal’s office. Additionally, many of the B3 activities require little to no equipment.