The Use of a Wiki Stick in a Third Grade Classroom
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The ever changing classroom environment is a challenge for the educators as well as the students. There needs to be an environment that allows students to learn in their own unique way. Assessing the students to uncover their multiple intelligence allows for the educator to understand the students learning style. Students with the multiple intelligence of bodily kinesthetic appeared to have a strong relationship of success in decreasing negative behavioral problems during direct instruction and individual work time. They were better able to focus attention, improve their attitudes, and decrease negative behavioral problems during direct instruction and individual classroom. The use of proper wiki stick manipulative assists in the shaping of the classroom-learning environment. Successful environments assist students to learn in their own comfortable style as the manipulative suggested a strong relationship. The wiki stick is a helpful tool for teachers to use with students. It will help students better utilizes their excess energy therefore helping them more appropriately direct their attention during direct instruction and/or individual work time.
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