Teachers & Schools
The Daily Mile is a free, fully-inclusive, and simple initiative that improves the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. There is no extra work, training, or equipment for teachers. The Daily Mile improves classroom focus and helps build relationships.Read on below
Student & Teacher Benefits of doing The Daily Mile:
Currently, over three million children worldwide are benefiting from The Daily Mile. Our goal is to see The Daily Mile in every elementary school in America so all our nation’s young children stay active and healthy!
Here’s why your school should sign up today …
Students improve their physical, mental , emotional, and social health.
Schools experience the all the benefits of The Daily Mile without spending any money. It’s Free!
Teachers can teach with less class interruption as students return from The Daily Mile more focused and eager to learn.
School morale increases as teachers connect with students outside the rigors of class, and build healthy relationships.
Teacher can access free print-and-play resources to incorporate The Daily Mile with their classroom culture and curriculum!
The Daily Mile is a great SEL tool that also improves overall teacher wellness.
Who can do The Daily Mile?
The Daily Mile is for elementary school children and their teachers. Any elementary school can implement the program without the need for staff training, special equipment, or lesson plans.
If implemented as per Core Principles, almost all children will be able to run for most, or all, of the way after about four weeks. This level of fitness will be maintained or improved over the coming months and years. This simple and straightforward initiative has been acknowledged for reducing childhood obesity.
When do you do The Daily Mile?
The Daily Mile is 15 minutes seat-to-seat where teachers take the class outside, allow students to run, walk, jog, or roll and bring them back to class. Teachers know when The Daily Mile works best for their class and many do it when …
Students need to burn off excess energy
Students are having trouble focusing
Before difficult subject matters or lessons
Teachers need time to reconnect with students
The Daily Mile Features:
It’s simple and easy – no training, prep work, or equipment required
It’s all-inclusive – students can walk, run, jog or even roll at their own pace
It’s fast – just 15 minutes of the school day
The Daily Mile Community is worldwide – see our Global Map
The Daily Mile and Remote Learning
As a result of the pandemic, many school districts are offering Remote Learning options delivering a curriculum to students through online learning programs. Students are expected to show up for class on time and complete all assignments. Students are also responsible to meet academic standards and complete 5.5-6.5 hours of work each day. As one Texas superintendent put it, “Online coursework is not a vacation.” In addition, the hours of workload will have students searching for a daily brain break.
Luckily, The Daily Mile can be part of remote learning methods. Download and view The Daily Mile’s Remote Learning Guide. Review the resources provided in the document, decide on which one(s) best fit your district needs, and share with your staff, parents, PTAs/PTOs, and other district leaders.
Be sure to also check out the My Daily Mile Journal of Joy. This free printable journal has great activities for kids to improve self esteem and mental health. Let The Daily Mile be the intervention that keeps us fit and connected while students meet their academic goals!
The Daily Mile is safe and adaptable for social distancing
As more schools begin the process of re-opening, teachers and administrators are faced with many new obstacles in addition to tackling the physical and mental consequences that lockdown has had on children. The Daily Mile is here to support schools in navigating the “new normal” and has created new ideas which teachers can adapt while re-engaging with The Daily Mile at school. See our new resources below for both current and prospective Daily Mile schools on how to implement the program while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
Join The Daily Mile Community & sign up your school today!
The Daily Mile is part of a massive journey for the school. We are raising aspirations, showing the children they can be better, and do better. The Daily Mile rockets up their learning. We do it every day, all year roundAlison Walker, Headteacher at Moat Primary Academy, Gloucester