School With Bikes Instead Of Desks Offers Better Way To Learn

School With Bikes Instead Of Desks Offers Better Way To Learn

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Read and Ride program bikes

The Read and Ride program at Ward began five years ago. One classroom is equipped with enough exercise bikes for a full class of students, and teachers bring students throughout the day to use them. As they ride, they read.

“The combination burns calories, but it turns out that it also helps students learn better,” reports Fast Company. “As the elementary school analyzed testing data at the end of school year, they found that students who had spent the most time in the program achieved an 83% proficiency in reading, while those who spent the least time in the program had only┬áscores 41%.”

(READ the story from Fast Coexist)

Story tip from Mike McGinley

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