Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 5:00 PM

Description

Traditional classroom settings cater towards audio and visual learners and often ignore the needs of kinesthetic learners. This may cause students to fall behind due to content lessons not being aligned with their learning styles. During Cassandra and Tara’s student teaching experience, they addressed the diverse needs of all students in their classrooms. They conducted self-studies in which they integrated Totally Physical Response (TPR) in first and fifth grade classrooms. Cassandra integrated TPR into five lessons and Tara integrated TPR into three lessons. They content analyzed major data sources such as video and audio recordings, photographs, lesson plans, and field logs. Additional data sources included sample student work and students’ responses to questionnaires. TPR integration through dance, drama and reader’s theater supported improvement in student behavior and the mastery of content. The needs of all students were met when TPR was integrated in the content areas.

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Apr 11th, 4:00 PM Apr 11th, 5:00 PM

Total Physical Response: Shaking Up the Classroom

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Traditional classroom settings cater towards audio and visual learners and often ignore the needs of kinesthetic learners. This may cause students to fall behind due to content lessons not being aligned with their learning styles. During Cassandra and Tara’s student teaching experience, they addressed the diverse needs of all students in their classrooms. They conducted self-studies in which they integrated Totally Physical Response (TPR) in first and fifth grade classrooms. Cassandra integrated TPR into five lessons and Tara integrated TPR into three lessons. They content analyzed major data sources such as video and audio recordings, photographs, lesson plans, and field logs. Additional data sources included sample student work and students’ responses to questionnaires. TPR integration through dance, drama and reader’s theater supported improvement in student behavior and the mastery of content. The needs of all students were met when TPR was integrated in the content areas.