Maple Leaf Montessori Shines Gold

Maple Leaf Montessori Shines Gold

By Jessica Purvis Frost, RiseVT Wellness Specialist Every year schools have the opportunity to work with RiseVT to improve their wellness for staff and students. RiseVT engaged with many schools throughout Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in 2016-17, but one rose to...
Alternative Seating in Classrooms

Alternative Seating in Classrooms

Kids crave movement and it has been shown that physical activity can actually boost learning and the retention of information. Many teachers have regular Brain Breaks throughout the day, where students are given the chance to move their bodies and use some of their...
The Mile A Day Challenge

The Mile A Day Challenge

RiseVT’s Small Business Umbrella just wrapped up the “Mile A Day Challenge” for its members. For four weeks, members had to log one mile for six days each week. A “Mile” could be walking, or one of the many equivalent activities that RiseVT provided. Ultimately, there...
Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Chances are that you have heard that it is important to practice mindfulness in the workplace. Many large companies, such as Google and General Mills are investing in mindfulness training for their staff. Why? They realize that staff’s attention is constantly being...