http://n.pr/1lWloV2 This is really interesting, especially the part about “brain static.”
Summer camps have experiential learning down. They motivate kids to learn for the sake of learning. Here’s an article that explains a recent study suggesting summer camps give kids an appreciation of learning that sticks with them into the fall school year. Check it out here.
Another great TED talk on the cutting edge of education from Salman Khan. Go to the Khan Academy website and try out the videos and quizzes yourself – they’re all free.
My last few child/parent yoga classes at the after school program have been a success – I have discovered that a great way to holding the kids’ attention is through storytelling. For example, the week before Halloween, my yoga class took a spooky, imaginary walk around the neighborhood, encountering gnarly trees with black cats in … Continue reading