While the delivery of this instruction obviously requires a lot of modeling, repetition and practice, this is a teacher showing a very clever way to introduce a concept using hand movements and collaborative learning. You can picture these students doing the hand movements while taking a test to help them remember the information they've practiced.
Don't let the elementary nature of this activity fool you; it can be tailored to fit any subject at any level. Great for introducing or reinforcing vocabulary terms while getting students interacting with each other and out of their seats. Much more effective than copying from a PowerPoint!
This post is a perfect companion to the Whole Brain Teaching technique used in the previous You Tube clip. Use these rules as a baseline to begin a classroom technique where all students are moving in relation to the lesson.
This activity lets students walk around and view photos or text excerpts posted around the room. For photos, you can have students fill in a sheet while they are viewing that has 2 columns: "I notice and I wonder." Students can work on observational skills, as well as inferencing with this technique.
Not convinced that your students can handle getting up and moving around? Let this article show you some of the benefits of tactile and kinesthetic activities in your classroom. This type of instruction addresses a type of learner that is often ignored in traditional lesson deliveries, and allows them to flourish. It is also beneficial for all students in making deep, permanent connections to what they are learning through physical movement.