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Silly Sports and Goofy Games has 35 ratings and 3 reviews. Jennifer said: Amazing games that only take about 5 minutes of class time. I did these the fir. Silly Sports and Goofy Games. $ In a matter of moments you can convert any class into a focused, high-energy community. Boost energy. Includes over step-by-step, fun, and engaging sports and games in nine categories: Crazy Challenges, Ridiculous Relays, Silly Sports and Goofy Games.

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In a matter of moments you can convert any class into a focused, high-energy community.

From a student’s perspective, yes. In the four years since writing Silly SportsI have been intensely involved in brain research. I was honored to have Silly Sports and Goofy Games available for Dutch speaking educators, but something was bothering me: Brain science also teaches us that The brain is a busy place. We have learned more about the brain in the last five years than in all prior history.

Fatima Stark rated it really liked it Sep 07, Published June 19th by Kagan Publishing first published June 1st Across the Curriculum Spanning the intelligences, these plus activities are designed to release the hidden genius in students with all intelligences, especially those who learn through movement and music. Through these games, it builds rapport between teacher and pupils, and strengthens the bonds between pupils.

In a matter of moments you can convert any class into a focused, high-energy community. No trivia or quizzes yet. Their brains begin to function at lower levels. When that heightened emotional state transfers to classroom activities, academic activities are better remembered.

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There are three other ways in which Silly Sports and Goofy Games create a brain-friendly classroom: With more sllly and glucose pumped to the brain, students are more alert. I did these the first week of school and my students are so comfortable with each other. Kagan Online Magazine, Winter Full of fun-to-play games that require little to no preparation, all the while enabling the kids to sillu up on their feet and move around, which is what they look forward to do but seldom get to do.


Nyokro Mukti rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Silly Sports and Goofy Games refresh and nourish the brains of students so they are more capable and alert. Finally, the brain is a social organ. Instinctual Playfulness Thus, I told Dook the Dutch translation had to include the tenth reason to play: Spencer Kagan To cite this article: So much has changed!

Angela rated it gamws liked it Dec 30, Some Silly Sports and Goofy Games are energizers eg. The brain is a problem-solving organ, becoming alert and attentive in the face of challenges. Some interested stories, such as those of intelligent dolphin play, leaped out at me.

Nine Ways to Play Terrific Tag reflexes, slorts on your feet Happy Helpers character development Beautiful Balances interdependence, harmony Creative Coordination interdependence Meaningful Movements emotional development Crazy Challenges persistence, team esteem Ridiculous Relays cooperation, teamwork skills Silly Sports moral development Goofy Games just gopfy fun Nine ways to play.

Want to Read saving…. Active brain imaging studies reveal the brain is more engaged in response to social stimuli than any other. Andrew rated it it was amazing Sep 14, sporhs Good classroom management includes monitoring student energy levels.

It is only now, with advances in brain science, that we understand why these simple activities have such a profound positive impact. Nov 21, Academic Eric rated it it was amazing Recommends sillu for: Our brains constantly scan the environment, seeking and attending to novel stimuli.


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With many helpful suggestions from Laurie Kagan and Miguel Kagan, the book was completed and published in Ali rated it liked it Jul 20, The teacher has students get up and do a brief tag or challenge game.

Lonetta Willis rated it liked it Jul 18, Forms of sportts develop strategies, fairness, sportsmanship, spontaneity, character and joyous interaction. Nourishing the brain is just one way Silly Sports and Goofy Games create a brain-friendly classroom.

Students who engage in regular exercise actually grow an improved circulatory system in the ssports ; this increased circulatory capacity actually nourishes their brains better on an ongoing basis.

Dook and his co-workers in the Netherlands had translated our Multiple Intelligences book into Dutch and the book has had a very positive reception. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Students return to their seats more alert and refreshed, ready to process new information.

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From the perspective of brain science, not at all! Use em for physical education.

You may also like…. If students are too relaxed or drowsy, they do not learn well.