The Role of Movement in Education
Why use movement -- brain breaks, stretching, dance, yoga, aerobics -- in the classroom? Why, indeed?
The modern school day is jam-packed. It may seem as though there is no time left for "fillers." However, movement in education is much more than a frill. There are solid evidence-based reasons to get kids up and moving, whether as a transition between subjects or classes, or as a means of delivering instruction and engaging children in whole-body, whole-brain learning.
- equalizes the learning experience for children who have difficulty focusing in a traditional classroom setting
- enables children to work off excess physical energy, potentially minimizing behavioral and attention issues
- allows for brain breaks which helps kids integrate new learning and better access previously learned academic skills
- encourages cooperation and positive social interaction
- helps students experience themselves as artmakers as they construct movement-based responses to learning.
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