Category: Support for School Age

First Grade Cha-Cha

Millions of Years Ago “This is my friend, Mrs. Goldade. She’s here to help out today…She and I met when our kids were born. When do you think that was?” “MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO!” shouted one eager little guy. Oh yeah, you have to love first grade! In this article, I’ll share how I saw …

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Moving in Junior High

Yesterday, I had my first experience introducing the Brain Gym® program to 137 kids…I was in classrooms for 2 year olds up to 8th graders. In some I introduced PACE. In others we added on some Double Doodle and the Energy Yawn. And in the Junior High…we discussed how stress affects their coordination, memory, thoughts and …

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Change focus in 30 seconds!

It constantly amazes me how less than a minute can change focus, physical abilities and ultimately one’s success. Carla Hannaford, PhD calls these attention-getters micro-interventions in her book Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head (2005); they are my favorite tool to use in the classroom when a full five step balance may …

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