Peck and McIntosh share a rich teaching approach that maximizes student learning and facilitates classroom management: multisensory instruction. By teaching students how to process visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic sensory input, they help students manage themselves and their behavior. By designing lessons that engage students’ senses, they ensure that all students will connect to the content. Using this two-pronged approach, the authors show how to create a supportive classroom environment and design effective lessons. The result is a dynamic classroom in which learning soars.
Fascination Boxes: Jan Brett, like many authors, writes about the things that fascinate her, including hens, hedgehogs, and trolls. Ask students to fill a shoe box with pictures of things or objects that fascinate them. Let them take turns sharing the items with classmates. Encourage them to use their fascination boxes for inspiration in their writing!