at their desks, while others find that movement helps them to maintain
attention and encode information. The needs of the latter group often
remain unaddressed in the classroom because behaviors such as tapping a pencil,
fidgeting, leaning back in chairs and asking for repeated bathroom and water
breaks can be annoying to the teacher as well as peers. Many of
these students are kinesthetic learners and having to sit still and listen can
be virtually impossible. So how can
teachers empower the often-conflicting needs of their kinesthetic learners?
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn, in Ossining, NY. To learn more about her products and services, you can go to www.goodsensorylearning.com, www.dyslexiamaterials.com, & www.learningtolearn.biz
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