MISSOULA — We headed over to Franklin Elementary School for a different take on learning about weather for this Arts and Education report.
“There’s the atmosphere, then different layers in the atmosphere, then clouds and air currents,” explained SPARK! Arts Missoula teacher Kate Crouch.
Her whole goal is to take a sometimes difficult concept, put it into motion, and make it easier for the kids to grasp.
“A lot of science is really difficult to grasp. A lot of us are kinesthetic learners. I’m a kinesthetic learner, which means when I do something with my body it helps me to remember the information,” Crouch said. “Some of us are visual learners, some of us are auditory learners.”
Not only are classes like this beneficial in teaching students’ new ways to learn, it also allows them to move around and clear their minds which has its own sorts of benefits as well.
“It’s very important as we start to have more and more testing that happens and there’s a little less space in the da to have kids move more and use these different types of techniques and education,” Crouch concluded.”