The Movement and Technology Balance: Classroom Strategies for Student Success should be on every teacher's desk and in every administrator's library! The subject is very timely in today's culture of the rise of technology and the resulting decline of physical activity in schools. This research-based book shows how to successfully blend intentional movement and purposeful technology by using kinesthetic lessons that can be done for any grade level or content area. Every chapter has valuable lessons and practical information for teachers, administrators, and educational leaders.
Teachers, stand up and applaud! Traci Lengel and Jenna Evans have created a powerhouse teaching tool that addresses the educator’s dilemma of balancing ever-present technology demands with all students’ critical need for movement. As they state so passionately in their book, this balance must be found before it is too late!
"The parallel rise of technology and a more sedentary lifestyle has made physical activity in schools immediately paramount! Traci Lengel and Jenna Evans describe this paradox and make insightful prescriptions for solving it.
"Traci Lengel and Jenna Evans not only make a compelling argument for the benefits of kinesthetic teaching in the modern classroom, but also provide educators with the practical skills necessary to increase motivation, engagement, and achievement. 'Movement' should be the new movement in education."
"Unfortunately, technology use and social isolation have replaced physical activity and interpersonal relationships in many schools. Educators need a resource to assist learners to navigate this new terrain, which can lead to increased health disparities and even premature death. Traci Lengel and Jenna Evans have developed a brilliant direct application process for today's teachers.
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