Teaching Strategies Involving Movement


Students who have trouble staying on-task or remembering information can increase their recall and participate in higher order thinking discussions by simply adding movement to their discussion activities. By using movement, teachers can offer a chance for real success to students who may be caught in the web of academic failure. Giving a student a chance to rise and move, even for a moment will wake those daydreamers up.

In a traditional classroom, when a teacher asks a question, the same hands go up. The teacher will call on one student, and maybe another few, but the teacher will have no way of knowing what the other 20 students are thinking. When students move around the room and have a chance to discuss with many different classmates, the teacher can check for understanding for more students.

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7 Teaching Strategies Involving Movement