Q-C Students Swap Chairs for Exercise Balls

Quad-City Times, February 21, 2011 Steve Martens In most ways, the students in Diane Bodnar’s third-grade class at Mark Twain Elementary School in Bettendorf looked very much like any other third-grade class as they sat quietly and worked…

BOUNCY BALL

"K" MAGAZINE [ENERGIZING CHILDREN'S MINISTRY], JULY/AUG., 2010 WittFitt stability balls are featured in the magazine. Read article.

STUDENTS HAVE A BALL

STUDIO CLASSROOM MAGAZINE, TAIWAN.   SEPT. 2009. Former teacher Lisa Witt felt so strongly about the use of balls as chairs, she started WittFitt. This company encourages the use of the balls. In addition, the company educates not only teachers…

In Some Classes, New Way to Sit Down Gets Around

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, For the Associated Press WOMELSDORF - Some fourth-graders at Conrad Weiser West Elementary School love their new chairs - probably because they're not really chairs at all. The kids are sitting on stability balls,…
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Sharpening the Mind Through Movement

Sharpening the Mind Through Movement:  Using Exercise Balls as Chairs in a University Class By John Kilbourne, Grand Valley State University Research That Matters Objective: The objective of this project was to explore the use of…

SAINT PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAFF MEMBERS GET ON THE BALL.

SPPS LIVE , MN.  DEC. 2007. More than 50 classroom teachers, physical education teachers, therapists and support staff attended a stability ball training hosted by Student Health and Wellness and funded by Steps to a Healthier MN, St.…

INDUSTRY TREND - HAVING A BALL

WORKING MOTHER MAGAZINE, AUG. SEPT. 2007. When Lisa Witt was a grade school teacher in Colorado and replaced her uncomfortable chairs with a stability ball, she realized she was literally sitting on a good idea. PDF ARTICLE

THE BALL'S IN YOUR CUBICLE.

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NY. FEB. 2007. New Workplace Trend Replaces Office Chairs With Gym Balls; A Debate Over Health Benefits By ANJALI ATHAVALEY February 27, 2007   People have searched for the perfect office chair for decades,…

HAVING A BALL IN SCHOOL.

THISWEEK ONLINE, MN.  DEC. 2006. Having a ball in school Local school first to trade chairs for stability ball program Posted: 12/8/06 by Laura Adelmann This week newspapers Christian Heritage Academy in Lakeville is encouraging students…

STABILITY IN THE CLASSROOM

KODIAK DAILY MIRROR, AK.   NOV. 2009. Stability in the classroom East Elementary class uses balls to sit on instead of chairs Article published on Friday, November 13th, 2009 By LOUIS GARCIA Mirror Writer - kodiakdailymirror.com.   Big,…

HAVING A BALL WITH MUSIC

KANSAS CITY STAR, MO.  SEPT. 2005. JENNIFER HACK/The Kansas City Star Kyle Whalley uses an exercise ball to teach music at Liberty Middle School. By EDWARD M. EVELD   The Kansas City Star As an orchestra teacher at Liberty…

PARK AVENUE TEACHER KEEPS STUDENTS ON THE BALL.

By MELISSA WALKER Register Staff Writer 02/27/2004 At a glance, Lisa Witt's classroom at Park Avenue Elementary School looks like any other fifth-grade class, except for one thing - the students sit on stability balls instead of chairs.…