Active Bodies -- Active Brains

Using creative design and movement to enhance learning

Classroom design doesn't mean you have to buy all new furniture and mortgage your home to pay for alternative seating. Instead, let's share practical strategies to use the resources currently available to design an active and engaging environment for our students!

#miched Twitter chat

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

Join us by using the hashtag #miched.


Stacy and Mary have worked together for over 5 years. Their unique partnership led to classroom redesign projects, exercise before school initiatives, whole group conversations about movement and fidgeting, parent and colleague education, and a classroom culture that promoted students to advocate for their own learning needs (even if their needs weren't traditional).

We love to share our work and learn from others, so please connect with us on Twitter!

Stacy Turke

Occupational Therapist
Ingham Intermediate School District

Mary Wever

Director of Graduate Certificate Programs
MA in Educational Technology (#MAET) at MSU
Former elementary teacher

#miched Questions

Q1: How does your classroom design impact your Ss behavior/learning? #miched

Q2: How do you incorporate students choice in your classroom design? #michED

Q3: How do you monitor “paying attention” when Ss are not sitting in rows facing forward? #miched

Q4: How do you get buy-in from (colleagues)(admin)(parent) when you want to try alternative seating? #miched

Q5: What are your best tips for finding resources to support alternative classroom design and student movement? #miched

Q6: Since kids NEED movement, what is the impact on learning when we use inactivity as a consequence? #miched

Q7: What is one thing you can try tomorrow that will involve whole body learning? #miched