Written by Bryn Llewellyn, Ian Holmes and Richard Allman, How to Move & Learn: An evidence-based guide to embedding physically active learning in your school is a practical guidebook that provides primary school teachers and leaders with the know-how and confidence to embed more movement-based approaches in their teaching and learning.
We already know that increased physical activity and a reduction in the time spent sitting at desks have wide-ranging benefits (including to brain function), so what if there were also evidence that using movement in the learning process improves outcomes for children? What if we could then map out ways to support teachers in adapting their practice to make this a reality?
In this book, Bryn, Ian and Richard do just that – sharing the latest research from around the world and providing teachers with the means and motivation to identify opportunities to integrate movement purposefully into the teaching and learning process.
The links between health and education are paramount, and this book explores these connections, presenting a wealth of ideas, activities and resources to help teachers unlock both the potential of the school and outdoor environments for learning across all curriculum subjects.
How to Move & Learn identifies potential barriers to implementing physically active learning and, more importantly, provides practical solutions to help overcome them. It shows teachers how to harness the long-lasting benefits of movement as part of learning for pupils’ physical and emotional well-being, as well as their educational outcomes. Practitioners are connected to the latest research so that they can develop their teaching practice in line with the most successful evidence-based approaches and they are offered insights into what is a growing movement to energise and activate both teachers and learners.
Suitable for all primary school teachers and leaders.