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Action-Packed Classrooms, K-5
Using Movement to Educate and Invigorate Learners

Second Edition
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February 2009 | 176 pages | Corwin
'This book gives valuable information on the necessity of incorporating movement in the classroom. The activities are easy to understand and follow'

Debbie Jo Halcomb, Fourth-Grade Teacher, Robert W. Combs Elementary School, Happy, KY

'Summerford gives teachers a format for convincing administrators that movement is a component of best practices'

Stephanie Eagleton, Second-Grade Teacher, Shaker Heights City School District, OH

Getting children up and moving can help stimulate their brains and increase their ability to learn. This resource focuses on using movement and music to energize young students and boost their capacity to absorb and remember new content.

Packed with games and activities for teachers in primary settings, this research-based book offers strategies for basic energizers, clear objectives for standards-aligned instruction, and a student/teacher/principal agreement to commit to active learning. Showing how exciting and fun learning can be, this new edition:

- Includes new chapters on planning and organizing lessons

- Offers sample activities in maths, social studies, science, language arts, health, and physical education

- Provides tools for assessing the effectiveness of activities

- Presents updated brain research

This invaluable resource helps teachers meet the needs of all students by using multisensory learning techniques that develop enthusiastic learners.

 
Foreword by John Joseph Ratey
 
Author's Welcome
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Using Movement in the Classroom
 
2. About the Brain and Body
 
3. Generating Energy and Maintaining Attention
 
4. Integrating Movement and Academics
 
5. Subject Matter Template Games
 
6. Physical Education for Classroom Teachers
 
7. Organizing Action-Packed Academics in Standards-Based Classrooms
 
8. Assessing Action-Packed Academics in Standards-Based Classrooms
 
9. Developing an Action Plan
 
Resources
 
References
 
List of Activities

"Gives teachers a format for convincing administrators that movement is a component of best practices.”

Stephanie Eagleton, Second-Grade Teacher
Shaker Heights City School District, OH

"Gives valuable information on the necessity of incorporating movement in the classroom. The activities are easy to understand and follow.”

Debbie Jo Halcomb, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Robert W. Combs Elementary School, Happy, KY

“Includes easily understood research that supports the topic, and many clear examples on how to tie in movement in the class.”

Debbie Smith, Master Teacher
Lady’s Island Elementary School, Beaufort, SC

“What an exciting book! It should be the top book on every teacher’s desk.”

Joseph Herzog, President
The Fresno Alliance for Physical Education and Athletics

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