Spelling Lessons through Dance

Initially students need a demonstration using the finger like a crayon or pencil. Once they get the hang of writing in the space around them, they are ready to use a knee or elbow. Some students will gravitate toward more abstract expressions like writing with the nose or belly.

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Success Story: Dance Play

Using design thinking in dance education… We learn empathy by solving problems with and for other people. We learn to try new things when something doesn’t work. We make things we can really use & not all our projects look the same. We figure out what problem we’re having. We get to do what we want and still accomplish what the teacher wants. We stick with it even when it gets hard. We learn to solve problems and we solve them.

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