Moving and Grooving in the Math Class
Intro - Have you been wondering how to help your students remember?
Have you ever wondered how to compete with video games? I did too. My students always talked about "Fortnite." Hi, I'm Michelle, and I am here to share some strategies to help your kids move and groove to math. I want to share a little bit about myself before we get started. I'm also known as "the math teacher whisperer." After serving as an administrator, a district coordinator, and instructional coach, I kept hearing teachers say, "You just don't know what it's like in the classroom. Things are different. Nothing seems to work." So, I stepped back into the classroom because I wanted to see what strategies worked? How can they be adapted and modified so that you can have fun at school, and kids would enjoy math? I spent a few summers going back and looking at brain research. What does brain research say about how students learn math?
What strengthens learning, improves memory retention, and enhances learner motivation and morale? Go ahead and take a guess. If you guessed movement, you are correct! Activity is an effective cognitive strategy. Let's gain more power connecting the body and the brain. Here are some simple ways you can do that and have fun in the math classroom.
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