A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Great Brain Gym Video

Brain Gym, developed by Paul and Gail Dennison, is a set of simple but coordinated movements designed to wake up and integrate areas throughout the brain and body involved in learning.   In Smart Moves, by Carla Hannaford, PhD., which I'm reading for a second time, Ms. Hannaford offers testimonial and explains some of the science behind Brain Gym.  A trained neurobiologist, Hannaford explains how, when a brain is functioning properly, different areas of the brain and the areas of the body involved in movement network together in an integrated system; she also explains in detail how, when these networks are disrupted, difficulties in learning can arise. After working with severely autistic children today, and working with other special education students, and having worked with all ages of children, K-12, I'm becoming increasingly curious about the role of the body in learning.  Smart Moves provides a touchstone for classification, identification of root causes, and prescriptions for solving learning difficulties.