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“Get Out From Behind That Computer!” Why the Brain Benefits When Students Talk and Move Around

Ed Surge – Heather Campbell

” When I was a student, my high school English teacher was a bit quirky; she asked her students to create a dance that correlated with a “rap” about helping verbs—a rap that she had developed herself. As a group of 16-year-olds, we brainstormed dance moves that would help us memorize helping verbs, and designed a dance with content that I still remember to this day.Now that I’m a teacher, I do the same. I give my students opportunities in class to get involved and connect with the content by using different songs, actions, and/or activities. Can you imagine thirty students “dabbing” in class?.”(more)

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