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Learning With the Body in Mind
The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games, and Physical Education

  • Eric Jensen - Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA, Centre for Women's Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka


February 2000 | 136 pages | Corwin
Capitalize on the high energy that is natural to young learners!

Research suggests that movement activities are an integral part of the learning process. From role plays to relays, learning is better activated when the body gets involved. Whether you're a primary school teacher or a secondary maths teacher, you'll discover how to use movement to increase intrinsic motivation, improve attitudes, strengthen memory, and boost achievement in your classroom. This highly readable book offers a valuable compendium of practical strategies backed by clinical and classroom research for engaging students at all levels.

 
Introduction
 
A Note About the Research
 
1. The Nature of Implicit Learning
To Understand It Is to Love It

 
Ten Reasons for Increasing Implict Learning

 
More Ways to Remember

 
Take the Long View of Play

 
 
2. The Moving Brain
Movement: The Choreography of Systems

 
How Our Sytems Are Activated

 
Our Key Biological Systems

 
Interaction Patterns

 
 
3. Indoor Games
What the Science Says

 
"Chair-Man" of the Bored

 
Perceptual-Motor/Cognition Enhancement

 
Movement's Impact on Learning

 
Waking Up the Brain

 
Sensory Integration

 
Emotional Expression

 
Change of Body, Change of Mind

 
The Binding Solution

 
Settling Time

 
Too Much, Too Fast, Won't Last

 
Meaning Making Is State-Dependent

 
Guidelines for Play

 
Indoor Movement Ideas

 
 
4. Performing Arts
What the Science Says

 
Creativity

 
Social Skills Enchancement

 
Motivation

 
Perceptual-Motor Enhancement

 
Self-Discipline

 
Cognition

 
Emotional Intelligence

 
Self-Esteem

 
Performance Suggstions You Can Use Today

 
 
5. Outdoor Play and Recess
What the Science Says

 
Developing Social Skills

 
Mind-Body State Changes

 
Self-Esteem

 
Spinning Is Good for the Brain

 
Stress Reduction

 
When "Not Learning" Is Important

 
Cognition

 
When Recess Isn't Working

 
Healthy Participation

 
Get Outside

 
Sick Buildings, Sick Learners

 
Motoring Up Motivation

 
Playful Ideas You Can Use Today

 
 
6. Exercise and Fitness
What the Science Says

 
New Cells, Better Brain

 
Self-Esteem

 
More Efficient Learning

 
Stress and Aggression

 
Grades and Test Scores

 
Perceptual-Motor Skills

 
Healthy Heart, Healthy Body

 
Motivation

 
Improved Discipline

 
Practical Exercises You Can Use Today

 
 
7. Getting a Move On: Policy Implications
A Note to Policy Makers

 
A Note to Saff Developers

 
Where to Start

 
 
Quick Guide: 65 Alll-Time Best Learning Activators
Best Indoor Games

 
Best Outdoor Games

 
Brainy Energizers

 
Focusing the Brain

 
 
Appendix
 
Bibliography
 
Brain-Based Resources
 
About the Author
 
Index

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ISBN: 9781890460075