Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Afterschool programs can contribute greatly to boosting academic performance, promoting physical activity, and providing kids with a safe and nurturing environment.

Some facts about how we learn: 80 percent of what we know is acquired through listening, which is closely connected with reading comprehension.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 04:34

Studies Show Active Kids Do Better

The research is clear: If we want students to succeed academically, we need to teach them to take care of their bodies and encourage them to exercise regularly.

The Walking Classroom gets kids walking, listening, and learning—both in the classroom and in out-of-school programs.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

Congrats to The Walking Classroom

Congrats to The Walking Classroom Institute on its press coverage on CBS News' What's Right With Our Schools series.

Published in News

The Walking Classroom addresses students' need to move. Whether for the energy-filled student who can't sit still or the student who needs encouragement to get his recommended daily amount of activity, incorporating walking into the classroom benefits everyone.