Action-Packed Classrooms, K-5 Using Movement to Educate and Invigorate Learners

ISBN-10: 1412970911

ISBN-13: 9781412970914

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Movement stimulates the body, which in turn stimulates the brain and ones ability to learn and retain information. Action-Packed Classrooms is based on research (some of which is documented in this book) and clear objectives for standards-based instruction. If you can bring energy into your classroom, your students will be motivated and invigorated to LEARN. The strategies and techniques presented in this book should become a standard requirement in all classrooms, schools, and school districts. The research is done, the case studies are complete, and the results are in -- bringing movement and music into the classroom works! This book is packed with games and activities for teachers in K-5 settings. The activities are divided into basic energizers as well as activities that can be used in math, social studies, science, language arts, and health. The book also includes activities and games that physical education teachers can use and chapters on planning and organizing lessons and activities and assessing whether what you are doing is effective. It also includesa commitment agreement designed to be signed by students, teachers, and principals.
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List price: $61.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Cathie Summerford has engaged learners internationally with action, movement, and music in her dynamic keynotes and workshops. Recognized as a true trailblazer and outstanding author in her field, Summerford's energetic, action-packed approach to teaching has livened up learning in countless classrooms globally.Along with her current book Action-Packed Classrooms, she also authored PE-4-ME: Teaching Lifelong Health and Fitness and numerous national articles and journals. As an educational consultant and president of Fit 4 Learning, Summerford has been recognized as a California Teacher of the Year, NASPE Teacher of the Year, and California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell award-winning author. Summerford's experiences in the academic classroom and the physical education arena have provided her with ideas galore to share with others. She continually motivates teachers to make learning a meaningful and exciting experience. Summerford's expertise in brain research and the implications that action has on learning, combined with her enthusiasm for teaching children, make her an excellent source for inspiration. She has tons of ideas at her fingertips and is ready and eager to share this knowledge and enthusiasm with others.Summerford's rapid-fire presentations focus on involvement. They move quickly, cover a lot of ground, and actively engage the participants. As a result, teachers leave her workshops with dozens of practical ideas and with a renewed love for teaching! In addition, she has over 16 years of quality experience of teaching all levels, from preschool to college-age. Her tried-and-true activities are "kid-proof" and "adult-friendly" and always loads of fun. On top of it, she is anbsp;two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher!

Author's Welcome
About the Author
Using Movement in the Classroom
About the Brain and Body
Generating Energy and Maintaining Attention
Integrating Movement and Academics
Subject Matter Template Games
Physical Education for Classroom Teachers
Organizing Action-Packed Academics in Standards-Based Classrooms
Assessing Action-Packed Academics in Standards-Based Classrooms
Developing an Action Plan
List of Activities
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