You probably have a lot of questions.
How can I make the time when I have so much to teach?
Will my grades actually get better?
If you’re asking any of these questions, these videos are for you. Also, be sure to check out Move to Learn success stories.
CONCERN: It’s just a little movement. Can it really make that much of a difference?
“Your kids are going to be more engaged. Your kids are going to be more motivated. We’ve seen that across the board. They’re going to want to be a part of your classroom environment because of what you’ve created through a kinesthetic classroom. It is going to help differentiate instruction through learning style – you’re going to be meeting the learning needs of more kids. And you know, we have five basic human needs – according to Glasser – and they are survival, power, freedom, belonging and fun. And we assume survival. The rest of them, those needs get met through creating a kinesthetic classroom. You’re going to have a more motivated, engaged, energized learner and it’s going to translate into higher academic achievement – and a more fun job for you. You’re going to enjoy what you do a whole lot more, because you’re going to see the difference in your classroom.”
CONCERN: My class doesn’t have time to move. We have too much to learn.
“But I think where it’s special is that when in the classroom, where a teacher is trying to give some type of instruction and they see students for some reason or another disengaged in the instructional process – and them realizing that they’re not listening to them and taking a time out and say, ‘Okay guys, let’s stand up and stretch a little bit.’ They do that, they sit back down in their chairs, and they are more engaged in the instructional process. So it may kill one minute, but it’s better than killing the rest of the class because they weren’t listening to that staff member to start off with.”
CONCERN: Will it actually help my students’ grades?
“We actually see their grades improve, I feel like, because of this. They come in – they’re kind of just tolerating life, tolerating school – and we get them active in something that they love doing. They don’t have a clue that this really just helps their brain function better, but then they come into the classroom and they are actually showing growth after short periods of time. It’s really a neat thing as a teacher to see.”