Due to the push down of academics, today's elementary students are being asked to learn more concepts and sit for longer periods of time. Sitting slows thinking, whereas movement wakes up the brain. Using movement to learn is embodied cognition, or learning through both the body and the brain. Movement should be part of instruction for young students; however teachers are often not sure how to incorporate movement in their lesson plans.
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- Teacher Education
- Action Research
- Embodied Cognition
- Lesson Study
- Movement and Gestures
- Professional Development
- Student Engagement
- Teachers--In-service training--Southwest, New--Case studies.
- Lesson planning--Southwest, New--Case studies.
- Lesson planning
- Education, Elementary--Curricula--Southwest, New--Case studies.
- Education, Elementary
- Movement education--Southwest, New--Case studies.
- Movement education
- Partial requirement for: Ed. D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-144)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Leadership and innovation (Teaching)