Teaching Strategies: Learning Through Movement

We’ve all had that one student who just can’t sit still. For that student, it’s a daily struggle to sit still during a math lesson, a spelling test, or even a reading time. And for the teacher, it can be frustrating to constantly remind that student to sit still, pay attention, etc.

But recent research has shown that teachers that incorporate movement into their lesson plans are actually helping students to retain what they are supposed to be learning. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself an educator based on the East Coast, instructs us on how to incorporate movement.

Janelle’s ideas include:
  • Squirming to learn
  • Embodied learning
  • And more!

Janelle sums up her article in this manner: “Overall, research has shown that physical activity stimulates the mind. By working some kind of movement into your classroom, you will find students will have less anxiety. Too often are students cooped up in their classrooms, for most of the school day. By allowing children to get up and learn through movement you are giving them a powerful tool to use in the classroom.”

Do you practice embodied learning in your classroom? What do you think of allowing students to learn through the use of their bodies?

Classroom Management: The Modern "C’s” of Learning

Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity – these four “C’s” of learning have guided and directed the curriculum trajectories of several generations of educators.

But as the teaching profession has evolved -- especially with regards to technology and all the elements it brings to the classroom – it’s time to recognize a new set of “C’s” and how your classroom toolkit can morph with them.

Today, frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Jordan Catapano adds five more “C’s” to the table, including competition and character.