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Engaging Kinaesthetic learners in classrooms

Kinesthetic Learning in kids classrooms

My teaching experience

Students have different learning stylesStudents get bored soon when learning by seeing and listeningThey love to do hands-on activitiesMajority of the students are kinaesthetic learners

Area Of StudyEngaging Kinaesthetic learners in classrooms

Questions:

What are the strategies of utilizing Kinaesthetic movement with in classroom?

What are some creative ways that kinaesthetic movement might be incorporated into class curriculum?How much is it effective for learning ,to have pocket activities in classroom

Tell me Ill forget show me and I may remember involve me and Ill understandConfucius

Quotes

If a child cant learn the way we teach maybe should teach the way they learn Ignacio Estrada

Background to the TopicLearning Style: A range of instructional strategies through which students pursue the act of learning Most popular learning styles are:

Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic

VAKModel

Learning styles reflect:

How students learn

What students pay

attention to

How students remember

IntroductionKinaesthetic learning Kinaesthetic is a method of learning based on: moving, touching or practicing.

Why to move:1. Our bodies are designed to move.2. Some people think best when they are moving.3. To engage diverse types of learners fully kinaesthetic learners or sleepy ones! 4. To deepen understanding.5. To experience a subject from a new perspective, using kinaesthetic intelligence.6. To develop creativity.7. To foster community.8. To invigorate the body exercise for health.9. To have fun!

Characteristics of Kinaesthetic learners1.The student does not like to be sitting still and needs to move.

2. Kinaesthetic learners hold up their hands even though they do not know the answer.

3.Gestures when they are talking.

5. Kinaesthetic people love doing things with their own hands.

7. Doodling and tracing pictures or words often8.Tapping and Shaking their legs during work time

Teaching Strategies for Kinaesthetic Learners

First: give them the instructions and then the material so they can do it.

Second: let the students do everything with their hands and they will remember it.

Third: let them use handout and colour material.

Activities for Kinaesthetic learnersExperiments

Field trips

Role-playing

Projects

Games

EPL/ Montessori exercises

Pocket activities in classroom

Pocket activitiesScribbling Tracing drawingLetter number or word formation with bean/macoroniSand trayPlay doughPaintingCollage workConnecting dotsOrigami W. sheetsModelling clayPuzzlesAbacus,

Methodology Meeting with the staffMaking them plan and implement pocket activities in their classCollecting the data and analysing the findingsEvaluating the effectiveness of these activities

Observation tool format

lowLow mediummediumLow high highInvolvement

and attention in

activitiescomprehensionPhysical responseAttitude and

motivation

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