Last week, I stumbled upon a few interesting videos about power teaching. Even though they were short clips of teachers using this method, it was so cool to see. I always enjoy getting to visit or seeing clips of classrooms. In my previous school in NYC, we did a lot of classroom visits and I also had a lot of different teachers visit my classroom from the district. However, teaching in an international school, those kind of networks are not that available. I haven’t been able to visit any classrooms outside my school.
I liked how these teachers in the clips used a lot of different movements & gestures with their arms. At the start of my geometry lesson, I had this idea to have the kids come up with gestures for the different terms we were learning.
After making different motions for each word, I would say the different vocabulary terms and have them do the motion for it. It was a good way to get them moving around and learn math at the same time.
Today, I had one of my students take a picture of each motion and we put it on our classroom blog. Here are a few of the photos. You need to use your imagination a little bit! 🙂
What are some ways you’ve incorporated movement into your classroom?
Has anyone tried or heard about this power teaching? I’m definitely interested in learning more about it!