There's a moment that teachers live for. It's the moment when a student's eyes light up as he or she finally solves a tough problem. It's an "aha!" moment, and it wouldn't be possible without creativity, preparation, and a passion for teaching.
At ETA hand2mind, we live for that moment, too. In fact, we have been helping teachers create these moments for more than 40 years. We know that hands-on learning is the key to creating a million moments like that every day, in every classroom across the country.
Hands-On Learning Works
Students learn better when their hands and minds work together. Study after study has proven the power of hands-on learning. But more importantly, countless students have proven it, too. Thousands of high-achieving students in classrooms across the country have been taught using our hands-on resources. These students go on to become productive citizens…solving problems, thinking critically, and intelligently participating in society.
Hands-On Learning is Inherent Learning
Hands-on learning isn’t new—in fact, it’s the way we learn from the time we are born. By moving and manipulating the world around us, we make sense of our environment and how things work. When students engage in hands-on learning, they:
- Achieve at higher levels than those who are not taught with manipulatives
- Develop critical problem solving and strategic thinking skills to use for a lifetime
- Learn the value of persistence as they work toward greater comprehension and conceptual understanding