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    • 35 Figure 3. Student Engagement After a Classroom Energizer Resting As a control, the researcher allowed the students to have one rest day. This involved the students coming into the researcher’s classroom and simply resting (sitting quietly) at th...
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    • 36 researcher also noted that more students asked to use the restroom during the lesson on these days. Overall, the students appeared restless and became disengaged in the lesson more quickly than the days where they were given the opportunity to mov...
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    • 37 90.00% 92.00% 94.00% 96.00% 98.00% 100.00% Resting Classroom Energizer Physical Education Recess Average Percentage of Students Engaged Type of Physical Activity Engaged Students Comparison The data collected for each type of activity were compile...
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    • 13 students with a deep understanding of a selection of text, improved skills in comprehension, vocabulary, listening, speaking, and critical thinking, and experience in working together to construct meaning, solve problems, and explore life...
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    • 38 After examining the data and observing the first-­‐grade students for an eight-­‐week period it is clear that kids need to be given opportunities throughout the day to get up and move. When compared against a period of resting, students appe...
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    • 39 CHAPTER 5 Discussion The data collected in this study provides educators with a deeper understanding about the connection between physical activity and student engagement. Educators may use the data to more appropriately design school day schedule...
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    • 40 Schools across the nation are implementing programs such as the Presidential Physical Fitness program and the Gold Medal Schools program in order to entice students to become physically active at school. Physical activity provides known health ben...
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    • 41 Comparison with Previous Studies There have been numerous studies conducted regarding the benefits of physical activity in schools. This study was unique because it targeted lower-­‐elementary students and it pinpointed the most effective type...
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    • 42 The other previous study that closely related to the Willow Springs Elementary study was conducted on fourth grade students. The study was specific to recess but it concluded that students were more on-­‐task and less fidgety in the classroom o...
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    • 43 When students have choice they are happier and this made for more refreshed, attentive students when back in the classroom. Physical education also proved fairly successful at improving student engagement. It was not as beneficial as recess becaus...
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    • 19 boards increase both the quantity and the quality of comments given. The researcher believes that by combining these two methods, students will benefit from increased quantity and quality of comments and deeper engagement in the content and...
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    • 42 Hulsart, R. W. (2007).Small numbers, large returns. College Teaching, 23, 48-50. Jacoby, B. (1996).Partnership for service learning. College Student Journal, 9, 21-23. Johnson, L. M., & Johnson, V. E. (1995). Help wanted-accountant: What the...
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    • 44 eight weeks of school. Students tend to be extra wiggly and inattentive as summer approaches. This may have affected the results. Practical Significance This study helps explain why all people, not just elementary students, feel refreshed and more...
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    • 20 Chapter 3 Method The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate if and how extending Socratic Seminars from the classroom to an online discussion board impacts the quantity and quality of student participation in public high school....
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    • 45 Sharing the Results The results from this study were shared with the faculty at Willow Springs Elementary in Canyons School District. The researcher was able to present and discuss the data at a faculty meeting. The presentation was well received...

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