Activate: Deeper Learning through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms

Activate: Deeper Learning through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms

by Katherine Hernandez


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Discover what happens when your students step out of their daily routines and activate their engagement. Author Katherine Mills Hernandez argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute and influence students’ learning. The ideas in Activate! will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning.
No matter what subject you teach, Katherine invites you to shift your attention from what you are doing in the classroom, to what your students are doing as the catalyst for learning. She provides insights into instruction through real classroom lessons as she gives you the tools to better assess your students’ engagement and energy levels. The book describes practical ways to incorporate movement into the classroom routine, based on research on how an active brain generates true learning.
Katherine invites you into her own classroom by sharing vignettes from lessons and activities, opening up the pages of her own learning journal, sharing pictures from her classroom, and examples of classroom charts. She also provides a comprehensive bibliography on the research behind the science of movement and talk and how they affect learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625311269
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Katherine Mills Hernandez is determined to empower kids, helping them discover how literacy enriches their lives and serves their dreams. An NYU graduate with nine years at The Clinton School for Writers and Artists, and a consultant for Teachers College Reading & Writing Project and National Writing Project, Katherine remains passionate about teaching and learning.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Story 7

Chapter 2 The Science 17

Chapter 3 The Strategies 46

Chapter 4 The Space 71

Chapter 5 The Stages 98

Closing 159

Bibligraphy 163

Index 166

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