I’m back with another idea for using Talk Blocks by Learning Resources in the classroom. Last time around I used the Talk Blocks to teach letter sounds, this time I’m using them to increase student motivation.
Research shows that students who are engaged and motivated learn more. One of the best ways I have found to engage and motivate young children is to use the cheers created by Dr. Jean. Dr. Jean has all of her cheers available for free on her website HERE. I created a video using a few cheers with the talk blocks, click below to watch.
Cheers are great for more than just motivation though; here are some additional benefits of using cheers in the classroom:
- Engage and focus attention
- Ease transitions between activities
- Reinforce class routines
- Develop eye-hand coordination
- Nurture social skills
- Provide positive reinforcement
The cheers are Dr. Jean’s own original creations; I am just sharing a different way to utilize them in the classroom.
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