Book Review Brain Gym Teacher’s Edition Revised: Learning Blocked

 

Psalm 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Paul and Gail Dennison, authors of Brain Gym Teacher’s Edition Revised teach that, “…Learning blocks are the inability to move through the stress and uncertainty of a new task.” They also suggest, “We are all learning blocked to the extent that we have learned not to move.” According to the authors, Brain Gym is a great tool for anyone working with children (or adults), to stimulate, release, or relax students in learning situations. Brain Gym causes students to cross the midlines of their body. I have talked before about crossing the midline of the body from left to right, and right to left. This movement helps students who have dyslexia and learning disabilities to process linear, symbolic and written codes. Crossing the midline from front of the body to the back of the body helps students who struggle with focusing, have language delays, and are hyperactive.  The last way to cross the midline is between the upper and lower halves of your body. Crossing the midline between the upper and lower body helps students who have irrational fears and struggle with feeling and expressing emotions. You can purchase Brain Gym Teachers Edition from their website braingym.com. Follow us on theteacherskey.com as I link you to simple, enjoyable activities that will transform your students’ learning!

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