Action-Packed Classrooms, K-5
Using Movement to Educate and Invigorate Learners
- Cathie Summerford - Educational Consultant and Trainer
Foreword by John Joseph Ratey
"This book gives valuable information on the necessity of incorporating movement in the classroom. The activities are easy to understand and follow."
—Debbie Jo Halcomb, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Robert W. Combs Elementary School, Happy, KY
"Summerford gives teachers a format for convincing administrators that movement is a component of best practices."
—Stephanie Eagleton, Second-Grade Teacher
Shaker Heights City School District, OH
Use movement and music to stimulate children's ability to absorb and retain new information!
Getting children up and moving can help stimulate their brains and increase their ability to learn. This resource focuses on using movement and music to energize young students and boost their capacity to absorb and remember new content.
Packed with games and activities for teachers in K–5 settings, this research-based book offers strategies for basic energizers, clear objectives for standards-aligned instruction, and a student/teacher/principal agreement to commit to active learning. Showing how exciting and fun learning can be, this new edition:
- Includes new chapters on planning and organizing lessons
- Offers sample activities in math, social studies, science, language arts, health, and physical education
- Provides tools for assessing the effectiveness of activities
- Presents updated brain research
This invaluable resource helps teachers meet the needs of all students by using multisensory learning techniques that develop enthusiastic learners.
"Gives teachers a format for convincing administrators that movement is a component of best practices.”
"Gives valuable information on the necessity of incorporating movement in the classroom. The activities are easy to understand and follow.”
“Includes easily understood research that supports the topic, and many clear examples on how to tie in movement in the class.”
“What an exciting book! It should be the top book on every teacher’s desk.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
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