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Chapter Four: Let Us Move Around
Let Us Move Around
“It helps when teachers let us move around.”
Kinesthetic learning is about moving one’s body in order to help better embed understanding. It can leverage both complex and simple movement so that a concept does not get quickly relegated to short-term memory.
[Page 96]Many teachers have heard about kinesthetic learning through the theories of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. And indeed, there are students out there who show an instinct and tendency toward needing movement in order to learn or show their ...