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“Handing” Learning Over to Students

Hands-On Learning Has the Power to Increase Student Engagement, Learning, and Memory 

Touching, doing, building, sorting, experimenting: hands-on learning experiences have the incredible capacity to not just boost acquisition learning, but memory retention as well.  Is there anything more frustrating than when students look at you like they’ve never seen this material before?

All students tend to increase in achievement when they can get their hands on the learning, but our ADHD-brain kids especially need it.  Our encore podcast is with one very fascinating guy, Kevin Roberts. An ADHD coach and author of numerous books, he just has a way of bringing complex info into “Got it!” language.  He was also featured on a 20/20 episode – pretty cool.

Podcast:  https://myedexpert.com/category/podcasts/
Kevin’s bio: https://myedexpert.com/vendor/kevinroberts/
Kevin’s NEW awesome video “Schindler’s Gift” How One Man Harnessed ADHD to Change the World.”

Some ideas/resources to make learning hands on are below.  ALL of these are FREE Downloads & we greatly appreciate our authors sharing so generously!! 

Math Peeps: Grab Denis Sheeran‘s Pie Day Circle Drawing Contest.

Angela Stockman’s Maker Moves, Writers’ Notebooks, and Must Haves for the Budget Conscious Teacher https://myedexpert.com/vendor/angelastockman/

Dr. Katie McKnight:  Improv! Stations! More! https://myedexpert.com/vendor/KatieMcKnight/

Laurel Schmidt:  Just Add Water, The World is Not Flat – middle/elementary

Don’t be the last social studies teacher on the planet to grab Todd Stanley‘s Trading Game!


Make learning about the branches of government hands-on: includes a sort and card game:  From Suzy Pepper Rollins https://myedexpert.com/vendor/suzypepp/

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