Are Your Students Getting Enough Vitamin K(inesthetic)?
As anyone who has used the ISJL Education curriculum knows, we always include Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic learning components in each of our lessons. We work hard to fit one of these categories into every plan.
Kinesthetic is often the hardest, because we don’t want kids to be moving just for movement’s sake; kinesthetic learning components have been proven to help forge pathways in the brain and retain information. Whereas some learners may be able to just hear some information and remember it, interacting with that information in a physical way can make it more than just knowledge to be recalled. Companies like Pixar have devoted entire learning groups to topics unrelated to the job itself (making movies, that is) to help their staff think more creatively and productively.
Who would have thought that learning yoga or knitting would help someone create loveable cartoon characters? Perhaps we can apply this concept of getting our kids moving and learning in different ways to our classrooms, as well.
Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to analyze the entire concept of kinesthetic learning to put it on our brains. Hopefully, you will have your kids jumping to meet you and immerse themselves in our tradition after you learn about:
Happy reading (and moving)!
The ISJL Education Team
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