Last Wednesday, GBCS teachers pretended to put on ice skates to glide smoothly around the room. Football cleats, space boots, and flippers were also in the great pile of pretend footwear they donned for our second year of professional development with Lustig Dance Theatre.
GBCS teachers learned how to integrate movement-based activities into math, science, social studies, and language arts lessons. They also learned how to incorporate more creative movements into everyday class instruction through brain breaks and a choreographed "Brain Dance." Anne Green Gilbert invented the "Brain Dance" to "reset" the brain through exercises that all humans move through during their first year.
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