Teaching Youth At-Risk

Are you looking for new ways to reach out to youth at-risk? Our kinesthetic teaching strategies help to support student achievement. Also, this kind of support is crucial for students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds and youth at-risk. These students overwhelmingly have kinesthetic learning as their primary or secondary learning style.

Why is Kinesthetic Teaching Crucial for Youth At-Risk?

Did you know that if you use playful kinesthetic teaching strategies, you can help to reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that many children face? Also, did you know that these strategies can reduce the impact of ACEs on their capacity to learn? When you use play as the main force in math education, you can help open children’s minds to math and every other subject!

Play benefits each and every brain. It is especially helpful for brains that have experienced trauma or stress. Student stress levels drop when they learn kinesthetically. As a result, it makes it much easier to learn and hold on to information. Furthermore, these lower stress levels can help to turn off students’ fight, flight, or freeze systems. When students can turn this system off it is easier for them to access their higher brain functions.

Math & Movement Programs for Youth At-Risk

Math and Movement helps to support and even boost students who are considered to be “at-risk” of failing or dropping out of school. Our programs for youth at-risk give them the confidence and ability to develop key skills and to stay in school. One study found that most high school dropouts are actually kinesthetic learners. On top of that, the study found that 80% of people in prison are high school dropouts. This could be in part because most classrooms only learn through auditory or visual styles. Therefore, you can see why our kinesthetic teaching strategies are needed to help students achieve. In the end, these strategies are crucial for students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds and youth who are considered to be at-risk. Often times, it is because youth at-risk have kinesthetic learning as their primary or secondary learning style.

Program List

  1. Family Fun Nights
  2. STEM & STEAM Night
  3. Kinesthetic Test Prep
  4. Professional Development for Teachers Who Support Youth At-Risk
  5. Kinesthetic Teaching Materials for Grade Pre-K to Grade 5

Click here to learn more about M&M’s kinesthetic teaching programs.