March 10, 2022

We got our bodies moving and had some fun this week at our Education Think Tank.    Have you heard of The Brain Gym program? Our meeting tonight was led by former longtime teacher and a member of our think tank, Rita, who gave us an explanation of how Brain Gym program originated and how it works.  She playfully had us trying some of the exercises that are used within the program.

The Brain Gym Program is a proven approach that addresses and incorporates the often-overlooked physical components of learning — visual, auditory, motor, and stress management skills.  It is a holistic system based on the principles of kinesiology and learning theory and was developed by learning specialist Paul E. Dennison and his wife Gail E. Dennison. The program is made up of 26 activities, along with several other movement-based techniques that help address balance, posture, and coordination skills associated with daily life success.  The specific movements target and synchronize your system for better comprehension, focus, organization, communication, and emotional health. The Brain Gym program believes that moving with intention leads to optimal learning.

It utilizes it’s educational model to:

  • Promote learning through play
  • 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 her own learning
  • Encourage creativity and self-expression

While The Brain Gym program was originally started as a method to help remedial learners become stronger readers it now spans from supporting early childhood development all the way to improving Alzheimer’s patients and everyone in between.  It has helped thousands of people in over 80 countries around the world discover their peak mental and inner strength.

If you’d like to learn more from the Education Think Tank meeting and hear all of our conversation, listen in to this week’s video recording.

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Thank you to all those that made the time to join us at our Education Think Tank this week.  We are always happy to have lots of voices to add to our conversations. It is through working together – each one of us contributing – that we will accomplish great things in the evolution of our education model.

You are all truly blessings to me.

Til’ we meet again,

Norma Jean Maxwell
Life Force Canada
Education Think Tank Facilitator