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Top5 Author Recommendations

Top 5 authors recommended by Agile Kids for books on kinesthetic learning and education.

The concept of kinesthetic learning has recently gained traction and attention on the worldwide platform. It has even been recognised and been made a part of the new educational policy of our country. Be that as it may, kinesthetic learning is a subject that has been around and been studied by many acclaimed professionals over the years. This article will feature these acclaimed professionals and a collection of their work.

  1. Carla Hannaford-

Carla Hannaford is a PhD. ,  biologist, author, and educator with over forty years of experience in the classroom, including two years as a high school teacher, twenty years as a biology professor, four years as a counsellor for elementary and intermediate school children with learning disabilities, and over twenty years as an international consultant to over fifty countries. She has been recognised by WHO’s ‘WHO in American Education’, has received awards from the University of Hawaii and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has in-serviced schools throughout the United States and was a distinguished lecturer for the National Association for Elementary School Principals in 2006.Her famous work includes – Smart Moves, The Dominance Factor, Awakening The Child Heart: Handbook For Global Parenting.

2. Anne Green Gilbert

Anne Green Gilbert is the founder of the  Creative Dance Center and Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Seattle, Washington in 1981 and the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers in 1994. The BrainDance (a sequence of eight exercises that activate our natural developmental pathways) and a five-part lesson plan that alternates between teacher-directed and student-centred activities are two basics that distinguish Gilbert’s methods from standard dance teaching approaches. “No matter what age, style, genre, level, we’re doing a combination of technique and improv. We don’t just teach technique.” This balance between structured teaching and improvisation, according to Gilbert, is what creates unique dancers.

She is the author of- Brain-compatible Dance Education, Creative Dance For All Ages & Teaching The 3 Rs Through Movement Experience.

3. Rae Pica

Rae Pica has been an early childhood education consultant since 1980. Dedicated to developing and educating the whole child. Rae was a former adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire and is now a prominent keynote speaker, blogger, and designer of online courses. Rae is an avid writer. She has authored 21 books and is in the process of writing her 22nd which is to be published in 2022. Rae is a regular blogger who utilises the media to educate and advocate in addition to producing books. Rae has also contributed to several books, including George Morrison’s Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education and Ann Gordon and Kate Brown’s Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education. She has written for Young Children, Education.com, and Teaching Elementary Physical Education, as well as blogging for the Huffington Post Education.

4. Ricki Linksman-

Ricki Linksman, a world-renowned expert and author of books on accelerated learning, memory, and reading comprehension, as well as the founder-director of the National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning, demonstrates how to use your brain’s ‘Superlinks’ learning style and brain style to improve your memory. She is one of the most-read authors in her field. She has published multiple books. A few of her top books are- How To Learn Anything Quickly & The Fine Line Between ADHD and  Kinesthetic Learners.

5. Thomas Armstrong-
              Thomas Armstrong, PhD, is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, as well as an award-winning author and lecturer with over forty-five years of experience as an educator. Over 1.4 million copies of his works on learning and human development have been sold in English. He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle where he received awards from the Educational Press Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Parenting, Mothering, The AMA Journal of Ethics, and many other periodicals, journals, and edited books. He has written nineteen novels. His books have been translated in over 100 foreign editions into 28 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian. His top books include- Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom & In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences

The books written by these authors are truly groundbreaking and have a lot to offer in terms of value and information to anyone from a teaching professional to a parent who would want to know more about children’s education.
Do you think we have missed someone out, or would you like to add anybody to the list?
Tell us in the comments below!

By swarapatel

Program Director at Agile Kids.
Co-Founder Rhythmus HappyFeet, Bombay Ballet Company, Bloomville Early Learning Centre.
Head of Orchids International Schools Performing Art Division from 2017 - 19 with 35 schools under her purview.
MBA, Dance educationalist, Member of the International Dance Council, Dance Therapist certified BY CDI France and CMTAI, Kinesthetic Teaching Expert & a performing artist.
Trained at Danceworx in Jazz and Ballet.
Was an official contestant in DID super mom (A reality dance show on ZeeTV)

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