Back to school means to teachers and students going back to the long hours in the classroom. Teachers can help their students and themselves build a safe learning atmosphere by following the following advice from the chiropractors.If you wish to learn more about this, visit BackFit Health + Spine
Use ‘Teaching Fluid’
Fluid teaching isn’t meant to reflect your style of teaching. You are the best instructor and the experience we will leave to you. However, from the point of view of a chiropractor, we would like to help you feel better and more energized while you are teaching. Simple dynamic teaching means you keep going when you are teaching, instead of sitting at your desk or standing up to lecture for a whole class time. Try to split your time in classroom into chunks of time. Maybe you’re lecturing for 15 minutes, walking around the room to assist students for another period of time, and consulting with students at your desk or allowing private working time where you can take off your feet for a portion of the class. If your teaching style in the classroom does not require fluid teaching, seek to take at least a few minutes to walk, stretch and sit during each class time. At the end of the day, your back muscles and your legs will thank you.
Let the students stand and stretch for a break
With the face paced lifestyles created by technology, it’s no surprise that the attention spans of students are getting shorter and shorter. That means students will find it harder to sit still for long periods of time. Help your students energize and stimulate their minds by allowing them to stand and stretch out at their desks for a few minutes of break time each class period. That will help them stay agile in their muscles and minds.
Teach students the right posture
Whether you’re teaching grade school, junior high English or senior calculus, teaching healthy habits for your students that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Teach them good postural customs. Although sitting most students have bad posture. With hunched shoulders they slouch forward, or they lean back out of alignment. Proper sitting posture on the floor is feet flat, with the back naturally against the chair and back and down shoulders. Teach students to be nice about their bodies early on and it can only stick with them for the rest of their lives. If you want expert support, consider inviting a local chiropractor to come and talk about healthy habits with your students. A healthy body is a happy body which is learning!