Drums Alive® Academic BeatsWhy implement Academic Beats in learning environments?
Educators have long understood the connection of movement and learning.Kinesthetic activities have the power to unlock cognitive processes which otherwise remained trapped or inaccessible.According to neurophysiologist Dr. Carla Hannaford, "Movement is an indispensable part of learning and thinking.Children need to move and physically reinforce the content they learn in school in order to make content more comprehensible.”
Components to Academic BeatsMath in Motion:
Connects the link between number relationships in kinesthetic, mental math, reverse thinking, and auditory experiences.Language Arts in Motion:
Skills necessary to communicate through listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting come alive through movement and rhythm activities.Science in Motion:
Utilizes movement to gain a curiosity and understanding about the natural world! Social Studies in Motion - Creates excitement, wonder, inquiry, delight, and puzzlement to make social studies more meaningful.Health in Motion:
Helps students develop attitudes that can benefit them throughout their life.Physical Education in Motion (Kids Beats):
Provides the students with a fun and effective way to exercise, release stress, build self-confidence and social competence.Rhythm in Motion:
Bringing life and movement to rhythm utilizing the body and a plethora of rhythmical (and everyday) objects to provide a fun exploratory environment for learning, movement and self-expression!
Academic Beats provides a Brain & Body Workout. Bursts of high intensity drumming and movement, interspersed with periods of recovery cognition exercises, create an interval training experience that is fun and engaging for all ages. This unique approach to learning increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces stress and awakens intuition and other extrasensory perceptions. Linking educational content with movement has a profound effect on student learning and provides teachers an avenue for igniting excitement and improving overall fitness.