Hello everyone, I'm currently in UTC studying to be a Middle Grades Science and Math teacher, and one of my courses requires me to pose a series of questions to a teacher about the inclusion of physical activities (games, stretching, etc) in their lessons. If anyone can help, I would be grateful. 1. At what point of the class time do you consider would be best to have an activity on the subject currently being taught? (start of next day class, before class ends, in between)? 2. If and when you do set up activities, what barriers or concerns might you have to work out? 3. Do you feel that physical activities, even something as small as relay races to and from the whiteboard/chalkboard/etc for team based competitions, help reinforce the subject material and keep the knowledge fresh in the students heads? 4. Are there any specific types of activities that you have done that seemed to work the best? 5. Were there any attempted activities that just didn't seem to work and might not be tried again? 6. Along with the activity being done, do you use any kind of reward system to bolster a competitive setting, and add an extra incentive to the students to retain the information you are basing the activity on? 7. What kind of feedback from students and their parents have you received for using physical activities in the classroom in addition to the lecture style? Thank you very much again for reading through this and thinking and/or answering.