November 30, 2022

Say It With Your Hands: Gestures to Clarify Learning

Effective educators talk with their hands using intentional gestures to support language and understanding for all students, especially English learners. Gestures that demonstrate concepts or specific terms clarify new learning and engage students who might otherwise be disconnected due to lack of prior knowledge or vocabulary. Watch how this second-grade teacher employs gestures as an international language to support learning outcomes.

Reflection Question:

How can the strategy of hand gestures support different learning needs in your classroom?


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