Alison Kriel, Founder of Above&Beyond, London
Tagtiv8 Active Learning
Who Are We & Where Have We Come From?
Tagtiv8 Active Learning was founded in 2012 by a teacher and school leader who love learning but hate sitting down for long periods of time. We were frustrated that many schools were focussing only on English and Mathematics. Certain subjects were put to one side. Subjects were being taught in boxes and we know that this is not how we learn best. Our mission – to create educational resources that develop confidence in key areas of the curriculum through physical activity.
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How Did We Get Here?
We taught in various UK schools for 25 years and were becoming increasingly worried that outside agencies were putting undue pressure on teachers and learners. Children were sitting down far too long. English, Phonics, Guided Reading and Mathematics were the sole diet for many children.
There were not enough opportunities to move and learn. Tagtiv8 set about creating ideas and games – with children – to redress the balance. Working with children ensured we were able to successfully create active learning games with a multitude of benefits – win:win solutions for health and education.
Teachers trust our pedagogy and children love our active learning games. We are currently working with over 60,000 children across the UK and abroad.
Where Are We Going?
As teachers and leaders, we need to look at ways we can increase and embed creative opportunities for learning.
Our approaches and ideas help develop unique and innovative ways to combine English, Mathematics with Physical Activity. Tagtiv8 resources and training help teachers to unlock the potential of the classroom, PE hall and outdoor environment for learning core subjects, while also developing levels of fitness in our children.
Studies show that children who are physically fit are better at absorbing and retaining new information. Tagtiv8 games and ideas provide an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning. They also promote physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.
Tagtiv8 ideas, games, resources and training packages are ideally suited to help teachers maximise the impact of the PE and Sport Premium Funding for Primary Schools. We help meet and exceed the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer and the Childhood Obesity Plan of Action.
Tagtiv8’s vision is an education system that improves standards. However, we also want one that values and develops the physical and emotional well-being of children and adults.
We aim to offer a new perspective on learning – making English and Maths active, relevant and fun.
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How Are We Going To Get There?
- Create and share English and Mathematics games and ideas that promote physical well-being
- Create and share physical activities that impact on standards in English and Mathematics
- Promote creativity in children – allowing them to develop their own active learning games and then share them online
- Support teachers in bringing the curriculum to life with innovative training packages
- Provide schools with affordable resources and training that make learning exciting, engaging and relevant
At Tagtiv8, we value physical activity, creativity, problem-solving and play. People learn best when they are active and challenged, with time to genuinely reflect. Creativity, collaboration and sharing are fundamental, as you will see in our ideas, games and training packages. Physically Active Learning leads to improved physical and emotional well-being. We have fun creating our games and want children and teachers to have fun playing them. Our team get such a buzz when teachers and learners share the games they have created. We trial these games and share them with children and schools around the world.
Tagtiv8 are part of a growing movement. Join us and like-minded souls – #SitLessMoveMore #moveandlearn #activelearning #activemaths.
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