The Kinesthetic Classroom
While we recommend Brain Gym Movement activities as a main resource for helping switch on your students, this books offers 94 movement activities that can add plenty of variety, fun and direction to your movement program and "Brain Breaks"
There are excellent sections on why movement is critical to improve learning outcomes and introducing and managing student's during movement activities.
Movements offered are
Preparing the Brain :- 10 movement activities that cross the midline of the body and improve visual tracking.
18 Movements that develop the vestibular system and spatial awareness.
Brain Breaks :- 22 Brain breaks that take 2 minutes or less.
Movements to Support Exercise and Fitness :- Various exercises for the classroom that can be implemented in 1 to 5 minutes
Developing Class Cohesion :- 5 class cohesion activities that build team unity.
9 class cohesion activities that encourage whole-group unity
Reviewing Content :- we all know that that review of information is critical for transferring content from working memory to long-term storage ( Sousa 2006 - How the brain learns - available on this site)
20 Partner or small-group movement activities for reviewing academic content.
10 whole-group activities for reviewing academic content.
Teaching Content :- Movement activities for teaching across the curriculum.
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