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 role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning.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: a more holistic view of each learner; less emphasis on rote learning; more experiential, active instruction; less labeling of learning disabilities; more physical movement; more personal expression through arts, sports and music; less prescribing of Ritalin and other drugs whose long term effects are not even known.
Playing in the Unified Field: Raising and Becoming Conscious, Creative Human Beings
Our ideas about what we are and what we are capable of lag far behind what the science of the last hundred years has shown us. We are vibrational fields in a sea of vibrational fields, open to all potential. We are dynamic, learning beings with unavoidable power to influence one another and the surrounding world. The time has come to integrate these discoveries into our lives and the ways we raise and educate our children.Carla Hannaford, bestselling author of Smart Moves draws on science, our heritage of human wisdom, and her own experience as a biologist, parent and educator to advance an empowering new view of reality. Playing in the Unified Field offers inspiration, models and practical advice for raising our families with coherence, presence, love, and trust in their capacity to learn and grow.
The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand & Foot Can Improve Your Learning
Explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, play, and relate to others. Your Dominance Profile is actually a key factor in shaping the way you think and act. Carla Hannaford shows why, and reveals how knowing your Profile will help you, and your children, to l earn in the way that suits you best, and perform at your highest level. The Dominance Factor clearly explains methods for discovering your Profile that are so simple, non-invasive and easy to learn that even a child can do them. This is a book that parents, teachers, and all of us who need to understand what makes ourselves and others tick, will use and enjoy
Bal-A-Vis-X is an acronym for Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. Using sand-filled bags and racquetballs, these exercises address visual tracking deficiencies, auditory imprecision, impulsivity, balance and anxiety issues. Bag exercises are often combined with foot patterns; ball exercises are often done while standing on special balance boards. Individual exercises promote self-challenge. Partner and group exercises demand cooperation. All exercises foster peer teaching.
This is the complete story of the development of Bal-A-Vis-X, from 1980's through 2007 PLUS updated information in this 2016 second edition...from a single first grade classroom to our training of more than 15,000 teachers, therapists, parents in 45 states and beyond American borders:
Multiple stories of individual children, classrooms, clients of all ages told by BAVX instructors and parents
Multiple accounts by teachers, therapists, parents who, following BAVX training, have created their own BAVX programs
The step-by-step creation of BAVX in one corner of the world of Seniors
An inside look at the lives of Bill's Student Assistants, many of whom have worked/traveled with him more than five years
21st century understandings of
how the brain works
how cognitive processes are inextricably bound to physical movement
why repetitive rhythmic physical movement benefits those who struggle as explained by neurologists, physicians, neuro-psychiatrists, therapists, Temple Grandin, Daniel Tammet, and others
And a fair number of laughs along the way.
This book, based on Bill Hubert’s Bal-A-Vis-X program, was created by Francis Norsworthy. It is designed for use after one has taken a Bal-A-Vis- X training. It will not teach the program.
Each exercise is presented with brief instructions and a diagram to show directional flow of bags/balls plus order of moves and actions plus partner/group orientation of each participant to other(s).
This book is designed to be used as a reminder to teacher/student of the multiple techniques/details necessary for proper execution of each exercise. It is a post-training written and pictorial checklist, not a means to launch the program from scratch.
NOTE: Both Francis and Bill warn that buying this book without first taking authorized training is a waste of money.
Bill Hubert taught for many years in many settings. Always he found students struggling—cognitively and/or physically and/or socially. He did his best for them but could see his efforts were of small value. Watching them, always watching them, over time these strugglers began to teach him. He learned from them that optimal teaching is one thing, optimal learning another, and both must occur simultaneously for optimal gain. This book does not prescribe how to teach. He says little here about actual teaching moments. This book’s focus is on PRE-teaching moments, how to prepare learner and teacher for quality time together. In short chapters and spare sentences Hubert speaks to all teachers, OTs, PTs, rehab specialists, counselors, speech/language therapists, parents of children with academic troubles, parents of children with severe special needs—to everyone who works to benefit anyone who struggles to learn. His message is clear: so much depends upon what happens first, upon cues.