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Get up and wiggle!

beactive1_m.jpgResearch shows that physical activity during the school day improves children’s academic achievement, including their concentration.  Appalachian State University students preparing to become teachers learn some 10-minute Energizers® techniques to integrate into their lesson plans during Dr. Terri Mitchell’s elementary methods class. Training was provided by Susan Tumbleston, program director of the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership. This fall, the partnership provided similar Energizers® trainings in Burke, Transylvania and Yancey counties for nearly 120 teachers in 10 schools. The effort will reach more than 1,000 students. The Be Active-Appalachian Partnership is part of Appalachian’s Institute for Health and Human Services.  (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)

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