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Title: Brain Gym: Educational Kinesiology Presented by: Laura Robison


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Brain Gym Educational KinesiologyPresented
byLaura Robison
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Brain Gym
  • A program of physical movements that enhance
    learning and performance in all areas through
    whole brain learning in the field of Educational
    Kinesiology (Edu-K)
  • Developed by Dr. Paul Dennison and Gail E.
    Dennison beginning with research in the 1970s

3
Brain Gym
  • Educational Kinesiology
  • Learning through movement
  • Used in 80 countries in
  • Public and private schools
  • Corporate programs
  • Performing arts
  • Athletic training programs

4
Brain Gym
  • Includes targeted activities that integrate body
    and mind to bring about rapid and dramatic
    improvements in
  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Organizing
  • Listening
  • Physical coordination

5
Three premises of Brain Gym
  • Learning in a natural, joyous activity that
    continues throughout life
  • Learning blocks are the inability to move through
    the stress and uncertainty of a new task
  • We are all learning blocked to the extent that
    we have learned not to move

6
Brain Gym Helps Children, Adults, and Seniors
  • Learn anything faster and more easily
  • Perform better at sports
  • Be more focused and organized
  • Start and finish projects with ease
  • Overcome learning challenges
  • Reach new levels of excellence

7
Research
  • Carroll (1987).
  • Pre-experimental design research with no control
    group
  • indicates improvements in tests performance on
    beginning reading skills
  • 10 weeks of Brain Gym use for 15 min./day by
    first graders

8
Research (cont.)
  • G. Dennison and Lehman (1996)
  • Qualitative and descriptive research
  • Resulted in observable improvements in 15
    preschoolers in the areas of drawing, reading and
    writing .

9
When to use Brain Gym
  • Beginning of the day
  • Transition times (esp. between active and
    inactive lessons)
  • Before lunch
  • Before rest time
  • At the end of the day

10
Adaptations of the concept
  • Use a selection from the Brain Gym CD
  • Use alternative music and do the Brain Gym
    exercises
  • Embed movements that cross the midline into
    routines and lessons throughout the day.
  • Use action songs with movements that cross the
    midline

11
Action Music Alternatives
  • Macarena Months by Dr. Jean
  • Five Little Monkeys by Dr. Jean
  • Five Green and Speckled Frogs by C. J.
  • Touch by Hap Palmer
  • Shake Something by Hap Palmer

12
Resources
  • Anderson, N., Meiser, F. (2007). The smart
    brain train How to keep your brain healthy and
    wise. Sheffield, MA Safe Goods.
  • Carroll, D. H. (1988). Positive activities. Brain
    Gym Magazine, 2 (2).
  • CJ. (1993). Fundamentals. Hilmar, CA Suit A
    Records.
  • Dennison, G. E. (2001). Brain gym for
    preschoolsers in a Headstart program. Brain Gym
    Journal, 1 2.
  • Dennison, P. E., Dennison, G. E. (1994). Brain
    gym Teachers edition revised. Ventura, CA
    EDdu-Kinesthtics, Inc.
  • Feldman, J. (1998). Dr. Jean and friends. Tampa,
    FL Progressive Music.
  • Palmer, H. (2001). Getting to know myself.
    Freeport, NY Educational Activities, Inc.
  • Tessarose Productions (n.d.). Brain gym Music
    for encouraging brain gym movements.
    Christchurch, NZ Tessarose Productions.
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