A network to share best practices for children with special needs
Some schools are really shakin' up the school year! My friend (who is a speech pathologist), and I are excited about what her elementary school is doing this year. The school's morning telecast, using the talented and deserving fifth graders, has added a new action component. Yes, you still pledge your alligiance to your country, find out what's for lunch, hear about the special events...and then...MOVE TO LEARN!
It seems the school's assistant principal has really listened to her staff say that movement holds the key to getting student's primed for learning. Therefore, the Move-To-Learn Program happens every morning in their school. Now comes the creative part. What would be most effective? Brain Gym? Focus2Learn? Yoga? Other ideas? What approach is most effective? What is doable and enjoyable for a kindergartener that is still engaging to a fifth grader? How much repetition vs. novelty is the right amount? What is the best background music? What is a meaningful affirmation to share each day?
Come brainstorm with us. Tell me if you know of a school that has done this, and what the format is as well as what the results are.