Kinaesthetic teachers who do not teach kinaesthetically

Some time ago somebody asked me why a kinaesthetic teacher couldn’t teach kinaesthetically. My answer was some kind of evasive.

But know, after some experience, I can say that this happens because the teacher is so involved in the class trying to cover the visual and auditory learners that he/she actually is covering the necessity of movements of himself or herself.

Unfortunately, this is a common mistake of myself. But I have realised that I am wrong, so I am aware of what I am doing not so good while teaching to my kinaesthetic students.

This might be someone else’s situation. My recommendation, as a kinaesthetic student and teacher, is to try to be less selfish and remember that your students need the same level of activity as you need, or more!

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One thought on “Kinaesthetic teachers who do not teach kinaesthetically

  1. Hello Moc,
    I think this is a process we all go through. We might be kinaesthetic ourselves, and therefore fulfill our movement needs as we teach class. Our classes may be overcrowded, thus creating more of a need to move among students.

    The trick is to learn an arsenal of movement songs, rhymes, and create contexts in which students must move. Have you considered a sticky wall of your own?
    Ellen

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