Educate students in mind and body—and optimize their success. There is no issue today that gets more attention and incites more debate than children’s use of technology. Technology offers exciting new opportunities and challenges to you and your students. Meanwhile, movement is essential to learning—it increases mental energy and helps brain cells develop. But screen time often comes at the expense of physical activity. How do you choose? You don’t! This blended instructional approach combines kinesthetic teaching methodologies with technological resources to meet content standards, increase achievement and test scores, and enrich the learning process. Here you’ll find • A neuroscientific overview of the powerful brain-body connection • Step-by-step instructions for balancing movement and the use of technology in the classroom • Practical tools, templates, and vignettes to ensure successful implementation • Classroom management tactics and useful remedies for common problems Educating the whole child means promoting social, physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive growth. By joining two powerful teaching tools, you’ll prepare students for a bright future—in school and in life—while growing your instructional expertise as well.
Chapter 6: Transforming with A.A.A.
Transforming with A.A.A.
Movement: It’s All About You
When it comes to the role that movement and physical activity play in your life, it really is all about you and the value you place on your health and well-being. The battle of maintaining one’s fitness level is a lifetime challenge for the majority of Americans. Some people are highly motivated to exercise and uphold their physical activity levels on a regular basis. Others have inconsistent behaviors: At times, their fitness is good; other times, it is minimal or nonexistent. The reality is that for a wide variety of reasons, a large percentage of people do not have a fitness regimen as part of their life nor do they place a priority on maintaining ...