LEARNING FROM THE FEET UP

Learn_on_feetI just read this very interesting article in ASCD’s Community Education Update by Kathy Checkley where she discusses the blog post by Alexis Wiggins. Alexis is a teachers who spent 2 days as a “student’ attending classes. She was appalled by the nearly continuous amount of sitting hour after hour.

Kinesthetic intelligence is the one that many teachers find to be difficult to acknowledge and incorporate into their busy classrooms and packed curriculum. These articles describe very well the importance of learning through movement and also provide lists of practical tips. This is good information for both teachers and parents who wonder what to do to increase a child’s success and enjoyment of the learning process.

What is nice is that neuroscience research backs up these common sense notions that moving is an important part of paying attention and engaging in the process of learning.

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Cited in EDUCATION UPDATE, ASCD August, 2015

http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/aug15/vol57/num08/Learning-from-the-Feet-Up.aspx

https://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-veteran-teacher-turned-coach-shadows-2-students-for-2-days-a-sobering-lesson-learned/