"Multiple modalities of learning and practicing information will increase the storage areas, the accessibility and the likelihood of retaining it for memory."
This served as a good reminder to me to let kids move. If you’d like to add some simple kinesthetic opportunities for your students, consider setting up standing work stations in your classroom. One of my favorite ways to do this is by using ironing boards. Because they are adjustable, I can change the height based on which students are using it. Sometimes I will let any two students take a turn at the standing station, sometimes I intentionally select students that I believe need the opportunity. When we are done, we can fold it up and tuck it out of the way.
TIP: Check your local thrift store for an inexpensive, used ironing board.