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Brain gym


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Brain gym

  1. 1. Brain Gym® Presentation Pam Webster M.A. Special Education © 2005
  2. 2. Brain Gym® Philosophy <ul><li>“ Movement is the key to learning” </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do you feel right now? <ul><li>Gauge yourself- </li></ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1-10 rate how you feel </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed? Overwhelmed? Focused? Tense? Calm? Stressed? </li></ul><ul><li>1= totally relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>10= tight and stressed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Let Yourself Be Present <ul><li>Allow yourself to do 4 simple movements </li></ul><ul><li>I will guide you with each one. </li></ul><ul><li>Water Brain Buttons Cross Crawl Hook Ups </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1) Drink Some Water
  6. 6. 2) Do Brain Buttons
  7. 7. 3) Do the Cross Crawl
  8. 8. 4) Get in Hook Ups
  9. 9. How do you feel now? <ul><li>Gauge yourself- </li></ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1-10 rate how you feel </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed? Overwhelmed? Focused? Tense? Calm? Stressed? </li></ul><ul><li>1= totally relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>10= tight and stressed Gauge Yourself </li></ul>
  10. 10. Did your number change? <ul><li>Do you feel any different? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you notice after you did the movements? </li></ul><ul><li>You should feel more: </li></ul><ul><li>- relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>- focused </li></ul><ul><li>- awake </li></ul><ul><li>- alert </li></ul>
  11. 11. Think about your Students <ul><li>Movements took 2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the difference this can make for your students. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Brain Gym® <ul><li>Brain Gym develops the brain's neural pathways the way nature does – through movement. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Foundations of Brain Gym® <ul><li>program of physical movements </li></ul><ul><li>enhance learning and performance in ALL areas. </li></ul><ul><li>includes 26 easy activities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Brain Gym® can Improve: <ul><li>Reading, Spelling, Math, Comprehension, Handwriting, Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Self Confidence, self esteem, coordination, communication </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration and memory </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming hyperactivity and excessive daydreaming </li></ul>
  15. 15. Improvements Continued <ul><li>Stress release and achievement of goals </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Performance skills </li></ul>
  16. 16. My Background <ul><li>13 years doing Brain Gym ® </li></ul><ul><li>30 year Special Education Resource Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>My school starts every day with the 4 simple Brain Gym ® movements </li></ul>
  17. 17. 4 Movements = PACE
  18. 18. Drinking Water <ul><li>Begin with water to anchor as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Activates the brain for: </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient action between the brain and nervous system </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient storage and retrieval of information </li></ul>
  19. 19. Brain Buttons <ul><li>Improves academic skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing the visual midline for reading </li></ul><ul><li>The correction of letter and number reversals </li></ul><ul><li>Consonant blending </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping one’s place while reading </li></ul>
  20. 20. Cross Crawl <ul><li>Improves academic skills in: </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Comprehension </li></ul>
  21. 21. Hook Ups <ul><li>Improves academic skills in: </li></ul><ul><li>Clear listening and speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Test taking and similar challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Work at the keyboard. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Research with PACE <ul><li>Subjects were 27 first year nursing students </li></ul><ul><li>Three separate groups as controls. </li></ul><ul><li>Measured doing PACE on weekly assessments and anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>The PACE group had a 69.5% reduction in anxiety. </li></ul><ul><li>Irving, Jan. The effect of PACE on self-reported anxiety and performance in first year nursing students. Brain Gym ® Journal 1996, 1 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Additional Brain Gym® Movements <ul><li>The previous 4 movements were part of a sequence called PACE </li></ul><ul><li>Next, you’ll see a few additional Brain Gym ® movements to use for similar benefits </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thinking Caps <ul><li>Activates the Brain for: </li></ul><ul><li>Short term working memory </li></ul><ul><li>Silent speech and thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing with both ears together </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Owl <ul><li>Improves academic skills in: </li></ul><ul><li>Listening comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Speech or oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematical computation </li></ul>
  26. 26. Lazy Eights
  27. 27. Lazy 8’s <ul><li>Improve academic skills in: </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Decoding of written language </li></ul><ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul>
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