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Teaching Vocabulary Through Movement
There is growing evidence that incorporating movement into learning new concepts improves knowledge retention among students. Fiona Medley, a language arts teacher for third and fourth graders at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School (PETES) in Gatineau, Quebec, embraces the use of music and movement in her daily lessons. Not only does this approach make the classroom more active, engaging, and fun, but Medley also believes it enhances her students’ writing skills.
To delve deeper into the research supporting the practices featured in the video, explore the following resources:
The 2022 meta-analysis and review by Kayleigh Skene, Christine M. O’Farrelly, Elizabeth M. Byrne, Natalie Kirby, Eloise C. Stevens, and Paul G. Ramchandani on the effects of guidance during play on children’s learning and development in educational settings