Drawing on cutting-edge educational research, the authors describe how regular physical movement improves attention span and helps the brain master new information. Readers will learn how to use short activity breaks to refocus students and how to enhance the academic curriculum through movement-based games. This resource includes:
- User-friendly information on how physical activity influences the brain
- Hundreds of movement activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom, including many requiring two minutes or less
- Discussion of how movement can contribute to classroom management and community
- Case studies showing how combining physical activity and academics contributes to student achievement
With an emphasis on teaching the whole child, this guide shows how movement can improve students' mental and physical well-being and contribute to their joy in learning.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 13 mm
"Provides invigorating ideas to improve student learning and keep our students' bodies and minds in shape through movement. This book will make educators rethink the importance of incorporating movement in the classroom." -- Kristy Spears, Fourth-Grade Teacher
"The Kinesthetic Classroom invites educators to connect with learners in moving ways that allows the content to actively be part of them!" -- Toby Karten, Author, Inclusion Strategies That Work!
"This book has completely changed my methodology of teaching in my high school chemistry classes. Through movement, I have seen more students comprehend abstract concepts while enjoying being in class." -- Catherine Zavacki, Chemistry Teacher
"This book provides educators with a framework of practical ideas and strategies to enhance the connection between learning and movement. This is an excellent resource for all educators!" -- Elizabeth M. Robison, Deputy Superintendent
"This book is a great resource for teachers looking to work movement into their classes. It is full of fun, practical activities that can be used across multiple settings with kids of various ages and skill levels." -- William J. Behre, Dean, School of Education
"Traci Lengel and Mike Kuczala provide readers with great examples of ways to get children moving, active, and ready to learn." -- Teaching Young Children, Dec 2011-Jan 2012
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