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Hands-On Equals Minds-On: Why You Should Put Learning in the Students’ Hands

This collection focuses on the why’s, what’s and how’s of hands-on learning. If you’re ever asked, “Why make my lessons hands-on?” or, “How can this content become more child-centered?”, you’ll find answers here.
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Hands-On Equals Minds-On: Why You Should Put Learning in the Students’ Hands
  • Erica Loop says:
    While watching a how-to that features a step-by-step tutorial certainly can help, this video has something that I find much more helpful – a real-world scenario. It takes hands-on learning and makes it real, showing how a student can really benefit from math manipulatives!
  • Erica Loop says:
    I’m a fan of the simple way that this video presents the hands-on strategy. As a bonus, it includes a few other instructional methods – making it extra helpful in creating a well-rounded approach.
  • Erica Loop says:
    From math to the language arts, this collection of activities offers a buffet of hands-on ideas. What a love about this page is the variety. The activities are created by teachers and education professionals, making the lessons beyond valuable – in terms of classroom learning.
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    www-tc.pbs.org

    What Role Does Active Hands-On Learning Play in Mathematics Instruction?

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    Erica Loop says:
    Math is a subject that often falls by the wayside when it comes to hands-on learning. Sure, we know that a hands-on approach to art or science is ‘doable’. But, math is something that often comes across as more hands-off. I truly enjoyed the way that this article explains the reasoning behind using a hands-on approach to math education.
  • huffingtonpost.com
    huffingtonpost.com

    Hands-on Learning Boosts Success in the Classroom and Beyond

    3 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    Sometimes (or, more than sometimes) you feel like justifying how you’re teaching is part of the job. This post provides an easy to understand background on some of the research into hands-on learning. For me, knowing the facts behind the success we see in students is a must-have.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Hands-On Is Minds-On

    3 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    I love the way that this article articulately, but easily, explains the basis of hands-on learning. It covers the why’s and how’s in a practical way. I can see how the information can quickly translate into classroom lessons (especially the tips for tactile learning).