Magic as an effective teaching strategy

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2014-04-25

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Ogren, Kevin

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This paper examines the use of magic as an effective teaching strategy. The goal of the project was to create a Professional Development workshop for teachers to describe the various ways learning and performing magic tricks can be incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. I have been using magic in my classroom for 20 years and magic has been an effective strategy to motivate and inspire students to read, advance their physiotherapy, build confidence and think creatively. Magic also creates a fun and enjoyable classroom environment where students want to be. Being part of the magic community has also made me understand the importance of constant practice, examining current methods and new methods, and having a mentor. Magic is also a process of lifelong learning that I model to my students.

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magic, magic effect, magic trick, motivation, physiotherapy, effective classroom strategies, mentor

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