Check out this three-minute video for some ideas on how movement can boost learning and how to plan for it in your class.
Despite the picture above, movement doesn’t need to be (although it could involve) interpretative dance! As William deJean notes, it might involve standing for a small group discussion (as we did at the last Gonski session), walk and talk activities or moving to different parts of the room to vote on issues.
Movement has the benefit of:
- increasing blood flow to the brain
- maintaining interest
- minimising distractions
- aiding transitions
Keen to hear if you are already using movement as part of your teaching approach. Photos welcome!