The Minute Moves strand of intervention materials are designed to create "same page interventions" so that all students and staff members can respond to behavioral and academic challenges in a systematic and cohesive manner. An important aspect is student leadership. Once the students learn the routines, they take over the day-to-day management of the routines. If working within an RTI or MTSS framework, the Minute Moves interventions are considered Tier 1 intervention strategies to be used with the whole class or even the entire school.
Minute Moves for the Classroom book includes a seven week lesson plan format to enhance collaboration between teachers and support staff. Also included in the book are family letters in English and Spanish to encourage parental involvement. The routines include recess refocusing, calming, class focusing, fine motor, vision, writing posture, test success, and more.
The Minute Moves Implementation online DVD is a companion to the Minute Moves book. This online video footage shows students and teachers doing the Minute Moves routines. Minimally edited, the weekly clips are filmed in real time in real classrooms.
With everyone on the same page and speaking the same language, students are more successful meeting their IEP goals and classroom academic goals. Unleash your Superhero good-behavior-power and conquer classroom management in minutes a day by integrating sensory supportive and brain friendly strategies into daily schedules.
Research Minute: Poor postural stability can decrease reading comprehension. See our research section for the study by Dr. Riley.
Inspired by occupational therapists on the go, the flip book provides a handy way to take Minute Moves activities from classroom to classroom or school to school. On one side, the flip pages show the Minute Moves routine for teacher reference. The other side of each flip page is for the student leader, with full instructions and engaging images for students to follow when leading the class. Remember at S'cool Moves, we want the students to lead the routines as soon as they know them. We have found a lot more buy-in from students when the routines are led by peers.
The routines include recess refocusing, calming, class focusing, fine motor, vision, writing posture, test success, and more.
Minute Moves Flip Books and Job Card Booklets are printed in full color, using high quality paper to withstand lots of use (our greatest hope).
Research Minute: Moving the eyes back and forth thirty times may improve memory recall by as much as 35%. See the study at our research section.
The Minute Moves posters are a great addition for the classroom if it's important for students to have a larger visual of the Minute Moves routines. The set of 10 different posters are printed on high quality paper, 11×17, andblack and white so they are economical for budget-strapped schools. Improve self-regulation, focus control, and academic skills in minutes a day.
Research Minute: A rigorous study of over 1000 children followed into adulthood showed that children with better inhibitory control, attention regulation, and less impulsivity were involved in less risky behavior as teens and had better jobs, family life, and health as adults thirty years later. See the Snare Study at Springerlink.com for more information.
The package of 25 Focus Finder Desk Strips (with Vision Strip) is a fast and easy way to up the focus factor in any classroom. The desk strips are Inspired by teachers who told us they wanted a quick and easy way to remind students to do their moves without having to say a word. Just point to the image on the strip to remind them.
Teachers and therapists love our Focus Finder Desk Strips, and they are a perfect compliment to our other Minute Moves products.
Research Minute: If children's eyes are not differentiated from the head, reading comprehension can decrease by as much as 85%. See our research section for details.
The two-sided, full-color, 5 x 7 cards are an excellent transition activity to take a brain break and work on vision and rapid naming skills. The Butterfly 8 card is great to use prior to testing to get both hemispheres of the brain talking with one another. The Rapid Naming card works on speeding up brain processing which is essential for fluid reading. Twenty-five cards come in each set.
Research Minute: Dr. Deborah Sunbeck provides evidence-base for the use of the Figure 8 in her book Infinity Walk.
After repeated emails from people wanting to purchase this poster individually, we've heard your requests and now have it available in packages of ten posters. When schools contact us and want to know where to begin, we say "Start here!" With everyone on the same page in terms to these calming strategies, collaboration between general education and support staff is off to a rousing start.