How Movement is Connected to Learning


Session Description

Can movement really boost student achievement? What does research say? Have you noticed anything different in your students during lessons (or with yourself in PD) when they 'sit & get' versus when they 'move & groove' ? What obstacles should be considered as you begin to add movement to your lessons? - logistics, time, space, age appropriateness, content relevancy What strategies for movement will you try to implement in your classroom? - chunk lessons, add brain breaks, take class outside, incorporate music/dance where appropriate 

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the significance of connecting movement to learning
  2. Acknowledge at least 3 movement ideas you will try in your classroom
  3. Incorporate a movement strategy to connect learning within the first week of school

Activity 1:

You will show what you know and how you currently add movement to your lessons.

Activity 2:

You will uncover research related to movement and learning.

Activity 3: 

You will participate in several movement activities to discover how you can boost the learning capacity of your students.

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