I've added a new link today to my list of "Sites I follow".
It's a link to the official "Brain gym" site.
I don't know if you're familiar with this term. I was first introduced to Brain gym during my course at Pilgrims last year.
Since then I've been using it in class and it really has a positive benefit on motivation and concentration.
Students find it strange at first, but fun when they're used to it!
As you can read at the official site:
Mission Goals: We utilize the Brain Gym (R) educational model to:
- promote play and the joy of learning
- draw out and honor innate intelligence
- build awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life
- emphasize the ability to notice and respond to movement-based needs
- encourage self-responsibility
- leave each participant appreciated and valued
- empower each participant to better take charge of his own learning
- encourage creativity and self expression
- inspire an appreciation of music, physical education and the fine arts