At Broadway Junior School in Gateshead teachers have been using dance across the curriculum to engage learners of all abilities. Teacher Chris Horn has made a Teacher Video about the process called Dancing across the Curriculum that shows his class exploring sentence structure.In the video Chris and his class combine words in extended sentences and express these as short dance sequences that they have devised themselves. In the discussion that follows, Educational Consultant Adrienne Jones is joined by Chris, fellow teacher, Andrea Noble and Headteacher Margarita Acklam to consider the issues raised by the video. They discuss the benefits to pupils learning particularly in terms of creativity, self-esteem and achievement. We see another example of geography combined with dance, exploring ideas about scale from mountain to sand. They conclude by considering how teacher video supports CPD and can help non-specialists embrace this kind of innovation.
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