Minds in Motion A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Elementary Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0325000344

ISBN-13: 9780325000343

Edition: 1998

Authors: Susan Griss

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Kids love to move. They use their bodies to play, communicate, and express emotions. In Minds in Motion, Susan Griss shows teachers how they can channel this kinesthetic language into constructive learning experiences, demonstrating what a natural route physicality can be to content area instruction. Minds in Motion introduces elementary teachers to the process of identifying, creating, and implementing lessons that encourage students to learn by using their bodies as well as their minds. It covers a range of subjects that includes science, math, language arts, history, conflict resolution, and more. Through the use of specific examples, Griss illustrates the benefits of physicalizing academic concepts, including how movement: makes learning tangible, accessible, and memorable cultivates critical thinking and the use of higher-level thinking skills demands both individual decision making and group interaction encourages students to make use of their own experiences and observations as
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List price: $30.25
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Susan Griss teaches on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education, Lesley University, and in the education department of the Kennedy Center. She is also the co-director of the Arts and Curriculum Institute at Skidmore. Rooted in her background as a dancer and choreographer, her successful methods of teaching elementary curriculum through creative movement have been presented to principals, classroom teachers, teachingartists and pre-service teachers throughout the U.S. As a veteran teaching artist, Ms. Griss has been working with children in the public schools for more than twenty years.Visit her website at www.mindsinmotion.org

Every Child Wants to Move From Muscles to the Brain
Dissecting a Lesson Structuring the Lesson
Space, Control, Time, and Format Assessment
Evaluating the Mind in Motion Not Every Teacher Wants to Move
Using Nonmovement Resources Lesson Plans
Language Arts
Social Studies
Multicultural Curriculum
Mediation Skills and Conflict Resolution
Stories That Move Us
Suggested Music to Accompany Kinesthetic Lessons
Suggested Reading
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