Fisher's Tacklebox

January 2016

Happy New Year!

It is so hard to believe that it is 2016! A new year often means a time of reflection, renewal, hope, and new beginnings. I want you to know that I am truly blessed by the friendships that I have made at Bingham and Disney and I am inspired by all the amazing things you do daily for our students.

Crafting Engaging Lessons

"I like to move it, move it!"

"Hooks containing an element of movement can be extremely effective. The brain and body work best when receiving the flow of oxygen and blood; that doesn't happen when students spend their days sitting at a desk."



THE KINESTHETIC HOOK

Questions to ponder:



How can I incorporate movement into this lesson?

Can we throw something, roll something, or catch something inside or outside of class?

Can we get up and act something out?

Can we turn the room into a giant opinion meter and have students move to one side or the other based on the statement?

Can I change the structure of this lesson from a seated activity to a walk around activity?

How can I guarantee that every student is up and out of their desk at least once during this lesson?



IT'S OKAY TO HAVE FUN! Sometimes it is okay to do things in the classroom because it increases the fun factor and fosters a positive feeling about school. Be creative!

Lorie Fisher

Assistant to the Principal

Bingham / Disney