Exploratory Learning for Your School
Exploratory learning is an inquiry-based, learner-driven form of learning. Implementing tools like Math & Movement products into the school day allows for more interactive experiences for students, which is a key part of exploratory learning. Sensory hallways, stair riser stickers, outdoor stickers, wall stickers, stencils, and classroom floor mats are all great ways for students to understand patterns in mathematical concepts.
What Can Teachers and Students Expect From A Exploratory Learning Program?
First of all, the school day begins with a morning assembly that lasts for around 30-45 minutes to get students moving! The whole purpose of the assembly is to boost the students energy. Also, the assembly helps to teach both the students and the teachers research-based exercises. Following the assembly, students get into small groups and go to exploratory learning sessions where they can use the Math & Movement floor mats.
Furthermore, these eight or nine 30 minute sessions can take place in the gym or other classrooms for the rest of the school day. That way, teachers can see what subjects students are most challenged by. At the same time, it allows students to practice the subjects they need the most help with.
The Math & Movement explorations work best in a large and open space like a gym or an auditorium. When teachers use smaller rooms for small group sessions it can make the content feel more focused.
Why Should Our School Participate in an Exploratory Enrichment Program?
- Students no longer think “I can’t do math”
- Students can become more self-confidence in math and other subjects
- Daily physical activity helps to prevent an unhealthy lifestyle for growing students.
- All students can grow in their learning, especially those whose primary or secondary learning style is kinesthetic. This learning style is most common among economically disadvantaged, minority, and other diverse student populations.
- It can increase student attendance rates.
- The classrooms and lessons can become more interactive and engaging.
- The teachers can learn how to make activities that work for a variety of student learning styles.
- Math becomes fun!