On tap for today, an article by Katrina Schwartz on KQED/MindShift entitled, “Why kids need to move, touch and experience to learn.”
Given that there are two days a week in which our students do not have any assigned PE or “structured” physical activity time, I am always on the lookout for ways to increase movement in our homeroom classes. While I have suggested things like GoNoodle and brief nature walks in the past, this article discusses some alternative ways to achieve this as well. The discussion surrounding role play and problem solving in math was quite intriguing, and I am hoping that some of our teachers try out this technique. I also found the discussion of the role of gestures in learning equally interesting.
Not much commentary to add on this one – just thought it was worth passing on to everyone.