Educational Standards Alignment
Yoga 4 Classrooms curriculum is designed to help teachers and schools meet their objectives. The Y4C program supports goals for academic progress, health and fitness, and a healthy school environment through alignment with national educational standards.
Yoga 4 Classrooms meets national standards for health and fitness education, including National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards and the CDC's National Health Education Standards (NHES). Healthy students lead to healthy school performance. Yoga 4 Classrooms is designed to support physical fitness objectives; to provide children with information and skills to make and sustain healthy lifestyle choices; to teach strategies to improve student attentiveness and reduce anxiety; and to foster a healthy social environment within classrooms and schools – all of which better enable schools to meet their academic objectives.
The Yoga 4 Classrooms program supports schools in meeting National School Climate Standards. A positive, safe and supportive school environment is critical to students’ social, emotional and academic development. Yoga 4 Classrooms engages students in community-building and conflict-resolution skills in order to reduce incidents of physical violence and bullying, create a cooperative and supportive classroom environment, and enhance overall student performance. Click here to learn how our activities support school climate standards and to review school climate-related performance outcomes of the Yoga 4 Classrooms curriculum.
Y4C facilitates learning readiness, which can improve student achievement in core learning as espoused by the Common Core State Standards Initiative and other state and national curriculum standards. By addressing the issues that impede an educators’ ability to educate – inattention, anxiety, social conflict and poor physical health – students become physically and emotionally receptive to learning. Yoga 4 Classrooms is committed to helping students become successful learners.
Y4C supports goals set forward in the National Standards for Students of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) across the academic, career and personal/social domains. Click here to see how the core components of Yoga 4 Classrooms tool address the self-regulation, positive attitude, resiliency and lifelong learning competencies.