Course Description

How do you ensure all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work? Stress permeates kids’ lives and well-being at home and school. Even though exercise is proven to reduce stress, educational demands have made children more sedentary during their school day. This course provides evidence-based principles of “creative relaxation, in which students feel safe, engaged, successful, and independent. Kinesthetic movement and yoga uses focusing activities, relaxation techniques, mindful practices, and self-calming skills. These skills have been shown to address bullying behaviors, students with autism and special needs, and promote overall resilience and executive function.



A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: The Kinesthetic Classroom: Exercises to Create Calm and Energize the Brain
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Ready, Set, Go: The Kinesthetic Classroom, 2.0, Kuczala, M., & Lengel, T. (2018). Corwin: Thousand Trails, CA

Classroom Yoga Breaks, Goldbert, L. (2017). Norton: New York, New York

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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