The following is a list of topics designed specifically for classroom teachers interested in learning more about the role movement plays in every aspect of learning. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-380-5490 and we can work together to customize a learning experience that best suits your needs.
From Fire to Inspire - Our Class (or School) Juggles!!!
Teach learners how to juggle and at the same time, engage them in learning the neuroscience of how the brain learns to create a healthy way to think about and reflect on learning. In the classroom version of this program, students are guided through a step by step process of learning. At the same time, a framework of images is built to anchor, connect, and transfer to all learning. This program is designed to:
Using the Body to Energize, Oxygenate, Integrate, and Calm the Brain for Enhanced Learning
Physical Movement energizes the brain by increasing heart and breathing rate, which in turn increases blood flow to deliver the oxygen and nutrients needed for attention, thinking, and learning. Waking up the body with regular movement breaks (every 10-15 minutes) serves to wake up the brain with other added benefits. When this becomes routine and time-efficient, it enhances learning. Bilateral integration is the ability to use both sides of the body in a coordinated way. This ability relies on effective communication between the 2 hemispheres of the brain via the corpus callosum (the band of nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres), it develops in stages and is heavily dependent on the body and movement. Learn time-efficient instant movement activities that can easily be worked into classroom routines to energize, oxygenate, and integrate the brain for enhanced learning. Physical activity is any type of movement. When physical activity reaches a certain intensity, it becomes MVPA - Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity. Regular moderate to physical activity is as much for the brain as it is for the body. Learn how exercise can boost learning and why we should all be working to help children get the recommended daily dose!
Movement as a Memory Maker & Brain Balancer
Learning is creating a memory in such a way that it stands the test of time. Memories are mired in unique connections of neurons that can be recalled when needed. Children love to move! Discover ways to use the body as a learning tool using multiple pathways to memory to strengthen learning, memory & recall. All teachers are pressed for time. Using movement as a teaching tool doesn't take time away from learning - it energizes learners and strengthens learning!!! Experience time-efficient ways to balance brain chemicals for increased learning, motivation, and recall.
Add Movement to Time Efficient Routines & Rituals that Foster Safety Connection, Self-Regulation Skills
The time we put into building safety, unity, and positive emotional connections with and between students is time well spent. In the brain, it creates the foundation on which all learning will be built. It takes time to plan and practice routines and rituals and is worth every second for ultimately, it will give you more time for other learning. Learn simple methods that help organize, energize, and unit the class.
Practice & Review! Spice It Up & Space It Out
Neural networks that are repeatedly traveled at regular intervals become memory that can be recalled when needed. The more and varied ways in which students practice and review increases the likelihood that learning becomes memory and memory can be recalled. Learn and experience a variety of activities designed to spice up practice and review, making it more fun and enjoyable!
What Are People Saying?
"AMAZING loved it! Love anything that gets my PK kids MOVING with a PURPOSE."
"A lot of info and great practical ideas for the classroom in a short time. I would love to go to more workshops with her!"
The presenter was fantastic!
"Bring her in for an elementary workshop. Great connection between movement and learning."
"I am going try to use more movement in the classroom as a learning tool."
~ Comments from Workshop Participants