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How To Use Movement To Focus Students Tips from a First Grade Teacher

In Episode 11, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing…

We know that movement is essential in the early primary classroom. In today’s episode Renae Myers, a first grade teacher, gives us insights into how to use movement to assist students in the task of focus. She’s done some great research on how movement benefits her students and when and what kind of movement has worked best in her first grade classroom.

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In this episode Renae mentions the site as an easy and effective way to get kids moving and focused. 

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