Using movement to help students learn

Kinesthetic teaching can be extremely powerful for educators who understand the connection between school curriculum and creative movement, writes Susan Griss, author of "Minds in Motion: A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Elementary Curriculum." In one example, students would be asked to "show" the teacher a certain image or idea -- allowing students to move their bodies to demonstrate the lesson. "By teaching through the universal language of movement, we can offer a chance for real success to children who may be caught in a spiral of academic failure," Griss writes.

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