Shall We Dance?
Let students design their own steps
or follow those already posted. Turn
on the volume and let that body
move. What for? When we are
laughing, we are learning. The more
we engage our emotions or our
senses, the better we learn. Let's
get those intelligences engaged so
that reading, writing, speaking,
math and other skills connect with
the student's body.
If you go to YouTube and search "how
to dance" or something similar,
you'll have much to choose from.
Use music and dancing for optional
exercises, just like those in
reading, writing, solving or
drawing. Your students will
absolutely amaze you. Our GED
students might rap through
equations; our ABE students can
dance to multiplication tables; our
ESL students will sing through
through those sentences. All we have
to do is watch those mnemonics in
Paint or Draw to Learn: Sites for
- Please visit this site! What an
original way to build a service
community. Our students can be part
of something really significant and
use their drawing or painting
talents to help others. From the
site, "The beauty of this 'work' is
that there are no limitations.
Everyone is invited to take part
regardless of ability. We have yet
to meet anyone who is unable to add
their personal brushstroke. When we
paint together, we are all on the
same level, our abilities are equal,
and we are all giving of ourselves."
- Don't let the title fool you. You
can walk away with fantastic
activities for adult learners of all
skills and levels. From the site,
"Drawing is one of the most
important activities you and your
students can do. Drawing not only
provides the basis for other
creative activities - like painting,
sculpture and printmaking - but it
also provides a direct link with
reading, writing and especially
mathematics. The connection between
drawing and geometric shapes and
measurements simply cannot be
denied. And do you know what else?
Drawing is the single most
accessible form of art available.
All you need (to begin with), is a
pencil and a sheet of paper."
http://42explore.com/draw.htm - Many links to drawing
Article on Making Connections: Improving Spatial Abilities with
Engineering Drawing Activities. From the article, "Although
there are somewhat conflicting results in the literature
regarding whether spatial ability can be improved, numerous
studies (e.g., Ben-Chaim et al., 1988; Lord, 1985; Burnett &
Lane, 1980) have indicated that it can be improved through
training if appropriate materials are provided.
Go to YouTube and
search "drawing activities for Christmas." You'll find a long
list of videos with great ideas for parents to take home to work
with their kids. The time is right!
and Learn, Friday, December 19, Noon - 1PM, will cover the very
basics of how to manage files in Windows XP. You are cordially
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return from Christmas break, I'll be announcing onsite workshops
and future sessions of Lunch and Learn. Stay tuned!
If you have
skills that you would like covered in Lunch and Learn or other
sessions, please contact me, and we'll make it happen!
Join me also
in a New Year's decision to become state certified in the Tech
longer words from OIL. For example, by adding letters to HAT,
you can get that, hate, chatty, shatter,
hatless, hatch, and more.
the equation by filling in the five omissions with 2,3,5,8, and
7. Each number may be used only once.
... + [(... - ...) x ...
÷ ... ] = 9
the rectangles were placed one on top of another, what word
would you be able to read.
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