For Beyond 50’s “Education” talks, listen to an interview with Carla Hannaford. She will explain why we must move and how to move to fully. Natasha said: The author of Smart Moves, herself a once-struggling student and now a Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest. Smart Moves ~ Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head by Carla Hannaford PhD. Deeply rooted in our culture is the notion that intellectual activity can somehow.
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Preview — Smart Moves by Hannafrod Hannaford. Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body’s hannafofd in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning. Hannaford offers hanaford alternatives and remedies that people can pu Neurophysiologist and educator Dr.
Hannaford offers clear alternatives and remedies that people can put into practice right away to make a real difference in their ability to learn. She advocates more enlightened educational practices for homes and schools including: PaperbackSecond Editionpages.
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To ask other readers questions about Hannqford Movesplease sign up. Is smarrt worthwhile for education purposes? See 1 question about Smart Moves…. Lists with This Book. Aug 06, Natasha rated it liked it Shelves: The author of Smart Moves, herself a once-struggling student and hannafod a successful biologist, does a good job discussing the strong ties between physical movement and learning.
Several things bother me about the book, however. The least offensive is the way the book is illustrated. A good half of the book discusses hannnaford intricate workings and physiology of the brain, which is accompanied by hand sketched drawings and very difficult to read, hand written labels. Clearer, more readable diagrams woul The author of Smart Moves, herself a once-struggling student and now a successful biologist, does a good job discussing the strong ties between physical movement and learning.
Clearer, more readable diagrams would be a huge plus. Another issue I have with the book was the author’s distaste for any sort of learning by rote or memorization. A balance between the two must be struck, but the overwhelming trend in modern education is total avoidance of any memorization whatsoever and Ms.
Hannaford seems to subscribe to that point of view.
My final movex is a general tone the author sets that seems to imply that we should only demand of children the things that come naturally and easily to them. Of course children will all have different strengths and talents, but in addition to accepting and celebrating these strengths- which Ms. Hannaford wholeheartedly ccarla we need to develop and fortify the areas in which they are weak.
Yes, children should have time to move and shout and play, but they also need to be taught to sit quietly and attentively. Yes, some children are weak in math and strong in art or vice versabut that means we should not only foster their art education but also redouble our efforts to hannaflrd their math skills.
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Many things in this book are done superbly, however. The descriptions of the biological functions behind learning are easily approached by the non-scientist yet are also not overly simplified. Remedies and exercises for hannaforx common learning disabilities are presented with easy-to-follow steps movws photographs. The author is quite comprehensive, yet concise, in scope, covering movement of the eyes, vestibular system, digestive system, etc.
In summary, an interesting and highly informative but certainly not flawless read.
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
Apr 19, Marcy rated it it was amazing. Carla Hannaford is extremely scientific as she explains the “whys” of the difficulties students have as learners. She has helped many students activate their capacity for learning by having students participate in “movements” that will assist brain growth.
When we talk about what we’ve learned, the physical movements internalize and solidify it in nerve networks. Carla recommends many simple “Brain Gym” exercises that have proven to enhance children’s learning. As a teacher reads to a child, children are totally engaged and listening.
They are actively forming new nerve networks. They teach writing and reading from a holistic, gestalt processing format and then move to the details later, around age eight, when the logic hemisphere is ready to handle it.
Reading is not taught until age eight – and Denmark boasts one hundred-percent literacy. It has become so much more academic, leading to stress that directly impacts student learning. Sipping water throughout the day is essential to a child’s well-being. Next year, I am also going to ask parents to pack at least two bottles of water for children to sip.
When the water levels in the body are low A healthy body plays an essential role in all learning. Carla Hannaford has given me a lot to think about as I continue to teach children and do what is right for them. This is not an easy read, but it is a must read for parents and teachers.
Jan 02, Carolyn Wilhelm rated it it was amazing. The author proves with facts, research, and studies of schools world wide that traditional schools do not reach all learners, and why. She states, “It is time to see each child and every person as unique learners with their own specific time line and pace of learning. Mar 19, Cindi rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating look into brain development and function. I had to buy this book. I’m not quite sure what to do with the Brain Gym exercises.
I’m not sure I buy into that part of the book, but I still think anyone with kids should read this book!
I Love this book! It show how movement is so importantly related to learning.
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I would recommend this book for teachers and anyone else who is interested in how people learn. Nov 01, Joyce rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Children need to MOVE throughout the day, not mainly sit still, in order for optimal learning to be facilitated.
The author explains why. May 23, Catherine Mikkelsen rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you lift the hood on what happens as a child develops, things get really complex, really fast.
But we have all sorts of new learning from neuroscientists, hahnaford one thing carl the hannafor learning has done is absolutely validate what we’ve been hearing from a group of people for thirty years now: It turns out that many of the pre-academic developmental stages have to do with movement.
Smart Moves ~ Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head
As Anat Baniel says If you lift the hood on what happens as a child develops, things get really complex, really fast. As Anat Baniel says “Movement is the baby’s brain developing. There’s a lot of information in this book. Truthfully, it’s a bit overwhelming. But if your child has troubles in school, or if your child is going to an OT, pay close attention to the issues, and then look them up in this book to start.
Fascinating and well done. Mar 06, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s helpful to find many of the exercises outlined in the book on YouTube. While the photographs hanaford in the book do help translate her explanations of the exercises a bit, videos are the best way to learn these exercises and make them an integral part of the school day. Dec 19, Pauline rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was originally intended for use with children who suffer learning issues due to brain pattern function.
It is such a successful method that hxnnaford is being used in many schools along with newer-developed mindfulness training to help children develop their thought patterns in ways that ultimately teach them how to learn, how to use thoughtful acrla analysis about their own actions in order to help them become self directed in their lives.
However, the technique is not limited to the assi This book was originally intended for use with uannaford who suffer learning issues due to brain pattern function. However, samrt technique is not limited to the assistance of special needs children References for further information, studies and hannafford are included if you need to be convinced of the authenticity of this approach to training one’s brain to overcome attention disorders, balance issues and a wealth of other obstacles many people face day to day.
Jan 19, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was so impressed I bought snart for my own library. Great info on how physical activity can enhance learning for everyone. Oct 21, Robin rated it really liked it. This was a good book on learning and how to view things from a child’s perspective with reading aloud versus silent reading. I could go on and on about examples that were beneficial. It is a book I recommend hannaord teachers, parents and advocates.
It gives a treasury of information a must read for anyone interested in education. Oct 04, Katherine rated it liked it.