Based on classroom experience, this easy to read book is perfect for the busy teacher who wants to laugh while learning the quickest way to incorporate kinesthetic learning and movement in the classroom. She infuses humor while providing simple and quick examples that can make anyone feel successful! Experience lessons learned in the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Author Stacey Shoecraft's goal is to change today’s classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students.
Stacey is an Action Based Learning Certified Trainer, with the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Her goal is to change today’s classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students. She will make this happen by donating 10% of the profits from this book for other classrooms. Fifth grade math and science teacher by day, she is a presenter and shares her passion for kinesthetic learning with other s during the summer. Stacey was nominated for the Mark Cobb Award for Change in 2014 and was Pinckney Elementary Teacher of the Year 2013. A self-professed nerd, she loves taking college classes and has earned her Masters+30. Considering the fact Stacey was the stereotypical daydreamer in class makes this quite an accomplishment for someone who didn’t think they were smart enough to be a teacher. When she is not talking about kinesthetic learning, you can find her running (slowly) or riding bikes (faster) with her husband. Her love language is quality time and there is no time better spent than with her family, eating amazing dinners with a glass of grape or two. Contact her: Twitter @StaceyShoecraft Facebook Stacey Schmick Shoecraft
This insightful moment was a turning point in my teacher effectiveness. I was able to maximize classroom learning time and connect with ALL of my students. Talk about a "teachable moment", only it was for the teacher instead!
Teaching Through Movement
How ironic that even though it was for one particular child, movement impacted the rest of the class as well. Not wanting to isolate "Billy"or make him feel singled out, I used the same exercises with all of my students. He seemed to be nonchalant about the whole thing and it made me question if it was really worth the time to do. However, it wasn't long before other students asked if we would be having our movement moment, which made me realize how much they liked it too! Exercise gave the students the opportunity to move and all kids need that, regardless if they have special needs or not. It took a while before I connected the dots and realized there was a bigger benefit from incorporating movement in the classroom. This was purposeful movement and that is essential to remember.