Using Movement to Teach Academics: The Mind and Body as One Entity

Using Movement to Teach Academics: The Mind and Body as One Entity

by Sandra Minton


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Using Movement to Teach Academics will help you teach your curriculum through the use of movement and dance, while giving your students a chance to use their creative problem-solving skills. This text describes a step-by-step process through which you and your students can learn to transform academic concepts into actions and dances. Examples of movement-based lessons appropriate for elementary and middle school students are described along with a glossary that defines movement related terms. The book contains 83 photos and drawings that illustrate the text. Theoretical information is also included to demonstrate how movement-based teaching strategies connect with popular education theories such as Cooperative Learning, the Multiple Intelligences, Brain-Based Learning, Learning Styles and the Zone of Proximal Development. Learn how movement-based instruction complements how the human brain learns, while reading some persuasive arguments for using movement as a teaching tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578867844
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 11.58(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Sandra Minton, former dance coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado, is now a dance teacher in the Littleton, Colorado Public Schools

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Connecting Movement, Dance and Academics Chapter 2 Introducing the Learning Tools Chapter 3 Transforming Concepts and Ideas Into Movement Chapter 4 Teaching Through Dance-Making Chapter 5 Learning to Connect Dance-Making and Thinking Chapter 6 Creating Movement-Based Lessons Chapter 7 The Mind-Body Connection and Literacy

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