Acting out in class: Holt actress brings kinesthetic learning to Northwood (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM.

"Kindness works better than force," she said. "Why do people bully other people? Maybe they can take a lesson from the sun."

Briganti said students can absorb material better by participating in a lesson with movement and physical activity, as opposed to listening to lectures and observing demonstrations.

Kindergartners and first-graders helped tell the story of "The Sculptor Who Couldn't Make Up His Mind," assuming various positions while Briganti, as the sculptor, directed her student lumps of clay.

Storytelling "is not just words," Briganti said. "Dancers use their whole body to tell a story without even saying a word."

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