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Get your classroom moving!

Notice how Kim Bevill does not stop moving during her TEDx Talk, The magic that makes the brain learn. Pathways from the brain’s centre of motor control have connections to parts of the brain that are involved in memory, attention and spatial organisation. Movement also: • Increases heart rate → increases blood flow and oxygen [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Stressed and Overwhelmed

We are fast approaching the end of the school year, and teachers are starting to face the onslaught of demands that comes without fail at this time of the year. The stress of having to finish curriculums, set and mark tests and exams, report-writing, sporting and other extracurricular activities is compounded by having to negotiate [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The silly season – Why you need to stop and smell the roses

Sensory overload and racing against the clock – come up for air and take sensory breaks November has crept up on me, and I find myself running from one end of the city to the other like a headless chicken. When I look at the calendar, and all the activities (exams, sport, marimbas and nativity [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory Intelligence®: Finding a career path as a sensory intelligent person

Everybody experiences the world differently, approaches tasks differently and often sees solutions from entirely different angles. We always assume that this is purely to do with our characters – our inherited or learned attributes which gives the world a different colour for every pair of eyes. ‘Different strokes for different folks’ as the saying goes. [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to school tools for back to school blues

Just when you thought you had all your silly season shopping done and dusted and that you would not have to put a foot back into a shopping mall again until at least March, you remembered about the long list of stationery and clothing requirements that needed to get ticked off before sending the kids [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Classroom strategies for optimal learning

Often in life the simplest changes have the most profound influence with longer lasting effect. When taken in context of our learners in their classrooms, the slightest environmental change can have a dramatically positive influence on their learning that is more easily sustained. Classrooms by their very nature are busy environments and our busy students [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

School and the sensitive child

Doors CRASHING, ear splitting SCREAMS, wind HOWLING, BLINDING lights, alarms BLARING, people CRASHING in to you… This is how someone might describe an emergency evacuation or a disaster scene in a movie. Imagine if this is what an average day at school feels like. This is often the case for children who are sensitive to [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensory inventions

I have recently spent a large portion of my time researching and reading interesting articles about how the senses work and the brain mechanisms behind it all. During this time I came across the work of Thomas Edison who we owe our music listening pleasure to. He was hard of hearing and had been interested [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensory smart teenagers

The onset of adolescence is a very challenging time for both teens and their parents. It is a time that is marked with rapid changes, and it is also when many expectations are placed onto teenagers – academic and sporting responsibilities, social pressures, the development of self identity and emerging freedoms. With increased independence come [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensory strategies for ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition where persistent inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are present. It is generally diagnosed during the childhood years, and it can last into adulthood. According to research, 2 out of every 3 children with ADHD will still be showing signs of ADHD as adults. It affects 4 to [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Education blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments