Colorful Learning Hallways Created at Ithaca School

Colorful Learning Hallways Created at Ithaca School

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Written By Suzy Koontz, Founder and CEO of Math & Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_poS2KilfA&feature=youtu.be If you have attended one of my workshops, then you may remember me sharing one of my favorite quotes from my mom, (a retired reading specialist). After teaching thousands of children to read, my mom’s best advice for teaching and learning is, “Abundant Practice at a Level of Comfortable Success.” This wonderful advice from my mom inspired a vision that is now a reality in one school! For years, I have dreamed about words, wonderful words, in hallways for students to jump and practice! We created mats with the Dolch Sight words for this purpose. Setting this up in the hallway allows for a morning exercise program and buddy programs where older students help younger students with sight…
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Hopping Towards Mathematical Success

Hopping Towards Mathematical Success

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“Because movement is such a big part of culture, that’s why we’re using the Math & Movement mats,” says Gina Cordaro, a Rochester City School District teacher helping rewrite the curriculum.     Gina explains how the Board of Education came to the decision that the standard Common Core curriculum isn’t helping their students reach their full potential. To support the students that have not responded successfully to the Common Core, Gina has been augmenting their learning with kinesthetic strategies and materials. She has been writing grants and purchasing Math & Movement mats for the past nine years. These days, Gina spends her time holding community math nights at different schools where parents, teachers, student teachers, and, most importantly, the children can jump and learn. The goal is to increase…
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Math & Movement Math Buddies

Math & Movement Math Buddies

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By Suzy Koontz You’ve probably heard of Each One Teach One, a classic teaching strategy where a student learns a new skill and then teaches that skill to another student. It’s a great way to engage all students in learning and to help solidify the new knowledge for the students. Math & Movement took this model up a level by creating a program called Math Buddies. In Math Buddies, the teacher teaches her classroom math skills using the Math & Movement mats. The teacher then takes his students and the Math & Movement materials and goes to another classroom, usually younger students/lower grade level students, and his students teach the other students the same information. Just like when they learned it, they use movement and fun to reinforce the material…
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A Kinesthetic Learning Superhero!

A Kinesthetic Learning Superhero!

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Dryden Mutual Insurance Company Sponsors More Than 30 Math & Movement Family Fun Nights in New York State By Suzy Koontz If sponsoring Math & Movement Family Fun Nights makes a local business a Kinesthetic Learning Hero, then Dryden Mutual Insurance Company (www.drydenmutual.com) based in Dryden, New York, is a Superhero! Generously supporting Math & Movement Family Fun Nights all across New York State, Dryden Mutual is helping kids and families engage in learning math and reading in a new, exciting way. With more than 30 events already held and at least 10 more scheduled for this school year, Dryden Mutual has impacted at least 3,000 students and their families, giving them the opportunity to see that learning math can be fun, easy, and effective. Many of these schools are…
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Greater Rochester Health Foundation Highlights Math & Movement

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Highlights Math & Movement

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Math & Movement is rapidly shifting lives all across the country. While we often focus on the academic gains that the program provides, that’s just part of the story. Today we are celebrating how Math & Movement provides huge leaps in health and wellness for students and teachers. It has such clear health benefits that a local New York health foundation, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, created a video to tell area schools about Math & Movement. Math & Movement gets kids and teachers moving…and laughing. It increases physical strength and flexibility and adds cardio-based exercise to participants’ regular schedules. The combination of movement, stretching, and laughter make a potent wellness combination. Together, they increase cardiovascular health and flexibility while decreasing stress levels. To showcase their support of the wellness…
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