I remember the first time I heard “the question”. The question that anyone who designs programming inevitably hears. The question that has become one of the biggest “buzz phrases” in education and health. (People sure do love saying it!) “Is it evidence based?” Let’s talk about what this question really means, because from conversations I [...]
Base Camp Two – Content At the other end of the spectrum (usually) from the Montessori, child-directed learning school of thought are those who believe that education and development must include certain content if children are to grow up and become successful, well-adjusted citizens. This content issue is one that is present in both physical [...]
So many times, we see someone who is considered an “expert” in an area, and we have this subconscious image that they have always been “this”. Well, the truth is, none of us have started out as what we are. So, I wish to use this forum to discuss my own struggles, triumphs, and learning [...]
With the help of a great friend, who is both a scientist and parent of 3 playful, athletic little girls (not to mention an incredibly insightful and thoughtful person) Move Theory has refined some terminology. The new term I have decided to adopt: “Active Play” I want to talk a little bit about this terminology, [...]
It is high time we begin construction projects with Childhood Needs in mind. From the beginning. That way we avoid the fallback positions, the complaints, and the conflict. Most of all, we avoid children growing up unhealthy in a world that considers them a nuisance and an inconvenience.
…And it is the DIS-EASE with movement that is truly the problem we need to fix. The DIS-EASE with coordinated movements due to lack of experience. The DIS-EASE with the outdoors. The DIS-EASE with connecting mind and body…Click on the Link or Go to Move Theory “Latest Thoughts” to find out more!
Sometimes, when we are young, or we have been beat up, we doubt our inner strength. It is resilience that I think is one of the most important qualities a young person needs. So, if you know a young person, share this with them – better yet, look them in the eye and say it to them.