Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Learning through the physical allows students to deal with their world in concrete terms rather than in the abstract (Developmental physical education for all children pg 19). Because students don't typically think that they can learn other subjects through physical activity it is our jobs as teachers to assure them that they can. Ways to do so can be as simple as adding verbal cues to your work out. For example you can have two kids lock wrist and squat at a 90 degree angle and count in multiples of 2,3, or 4 and by doing this your working not only on muscular endurance but math as well.