Welcome to Active Learning with Rae, a video series in which I offer ideas for active learning in the content areas of emergent literacy, math, science, social studies, music, and art! I’ll also offer suggestions for using movement to ensure peaceful, learning-filled transitions. And I’ll tackle one of every teacher’s biggest concerns: classroom management – especially as it relates to active, moving children! Enjoy – and be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss any tips and tricks!

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Emergent literacy: Prep for reading and writing!

Reading and writing involve more than letter recognition and decoding, word comprehension, and the fine motor skills needed to use a pencil. Reading and writing occur from top to bottom and from left to right. And letters are made up of straight and curvy lines that must be read and written in a certain direction to be understood. So spatial awareness and directionality must be a significant part of the young child’s experience…because that will translate onto the page!

An introduction to Active Learning with Rae

Welcome! In this short video I’ll let you know what you can expect from this video series!

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