Kinesthetic, derived from kinesthesia, refers to one’s movement sense. As a result, a kinesthetic learner is essentially a student who learns most effectively from movement-based or motion-oriented activities. According to experts, kinesthetic learners are typically identified as individuals who demonstrate excellence in areas of sports, dancing, hands on tasks, physical activities and motor skills.
Due to their unique activity-based learning style, many kinesthetic learners often struggle to remain motionless in a quiet and still classroom. As a result, public school leaders are seeking to implement new and innovative kinesthetic lesson plans.
This TEDTalk describes kinesthetic learning.
- How do you incorporate movement and motion into the class’ daily routines?
- What subjects or activities are often motionless?
- How do you help kinesthetic students remain seated during a non-kinesthetic activity?
- What objectives do you set for your kinesthetic lesson plans?
- How do you encourage kinesthetic learners?