+ Kinesthetic Activities in the Classroom: Ways to Motivate Your Students Annah Trunick English Language Fellow + What’s your learning style? nKinesthetic nAudio nVisual + Kinesthetic n learn Learners… and remember by "doing” n take the initiative to touch and feel, rather than just look or listen n have a lot of physical energy and enjoy being active n have a lot of physical energy/Can't sit still for too long n like to work and create with their hands + Kinesthetic Learning I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius + The 7 Intelligences Theory Howard Gardener Educational Psychologist + The 7 Intelligences Theory n suggests that there are 7 distinct intelligences n recognizes areas in which a person's particular talent falls n suggests that education needs to avoid narrow ideas of what intelligence and achievement are + 7 Intelligences n1. Language n good at learning languages/ putting ideas into words n poets, lyricists, writers n2. Math and Logic nPhilosophers, jobs, etc. technological + 7 Intelligences n3. Music n good n4. rhythm, etc. Spatial Reasoning n Understanding for how things relate n Architects, engineers + 7 Intelligences n5. Movement n to use your body to solve problems or make something n Athletes, craftsmen, doctors/sergions n6. Interpersonal n Great communicator/leader n Psychiatrist, nurse n7. Intrapersonal n who knows his strengths, weaknesses, desires and fears and can act on that knowledge in adaptive ways. + Activities used in the classroom: n Think of examples for one of the intelligences and suggest a fun activity using it n 1. Language: n 2. Math and Logic: n 3. Music: n 4. Spatial Reasoning: n 5. Movement: n 6. Interpersonal: n 7. Intrapersonal: + Let’s practice some activities! + Why play games? Games… n make language learning fun n encourage learners to take risks. n add variety and are motivating. nprovide a reason for using language (learners want to get their ideas and messages across, and they need to understand others’ messages) nwww.esl-games.net/articles/using-games.html . + Drama in the Classroom nActivity: Charades n Why use drama? n What learning style/intelligence does it apply to? nFor later use: Using Drama and Storytelling in the EFL Classroom + Music in the Classroom nActivity: Song n Why use songs? n What skills are used? n What learning style/intelligence does this activity apply to? nHandout n for later use: Using Music in the EFL Classroom + More kinesthetic activities: Snap dragon/fortune teller Disappearing Dialogues + Wrap-up Review nWhy is it beneficial to do a warm-up activity with your students? nWhy are games and other kinesthetic activities beneficial in the classroom? nWhat are some ways that you keep students motivated and interested in learning? + Feedback Card 1. What is ONE thing you liked about today’s activities? 2. What is ONE thing we could do differently? 3. What is ONE thing you did not understand? 4. What is ONE thing that you WILL use in your classroom?