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Expanding the Safety Net: How PIM Fosters a Love of Learning

Learning Environment Students learn best when they feel safe and secure to explore their environment in a way that makes sense to them.  This can be difficult for some students who may feel that they do not know as much as their peers or feel that they don’t understand the concepts that their peers do.  […]

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The Sound of Learning – Incorporating Learning Styles in the Classroom

Today’s Classroom   Teaching is a constantly evolving art.  Teachers are striving to reach all students in their varied classrooms.  Every student comes through the door with a different level of knowledge, culture, and even language.  In order to teach a diverse classroom, one must first focus on how students learn best. There are many […]

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Represent and Retain – How Movement Flows to Memory

Don’t Get the Jitters Out!  Use Them!   Students need to move and wiggle throughout the day.  Children by nature have a difficult time staying still for long periods of time.  Many teachers use “brain breaks” to allow students a chance to move and “get out the jitters” so that they can be more focused […]

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Phonics in Motion – Turns Fidgets into FUNction

Kinesthetic Motions for the Phoneme   Picture a classroom of twenty first graders as they learn a lesson.  What does it look like? Do you see twenty little people sitting still and completely focused on their teacher.  If you have ever spent time in a primary classroom, you most likely do not. Young learners are […]

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Brain Based Learning – How Phonics in Motion Reaches Students on Their Level

  If you were to observe a first grade classroom, you would see students in constant motion.  Children learn by movement and interacting with their environment. They are able to create meaning and understanding through their movements.  PIM uses a child’s natural inclination toward motion to learn.   Phonics in Motion – “Exercising” the Brain […]

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