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Schools of the New Millenium - Sitting Still or Moving to Learn?

boy sleeping on desk During in-classroom prototype testing of the Zone'in and Move'in Programs, we found that specific types of sensation and movement optimized children's attention and learning, whereas other types either made no difference or were detrimental to children's overall academic performance.  We also discovered through trials of numerous sensory and motor tools and techniques, that each child's arousal system is unique, precluding use of whole-classroom type activities.  Continue reading here.

Webinar - February 3, 2010, 8am PST - Why Can't Children Sit Still? Register Now!
Children's bodies need to move to pay attention and learn.  Organized movement and access to nature are attention-restorative, and can easily be incorporated into classroom routines.

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Foundation Series Workshops now available in three formats!
Drugging Kids
John Marrow is President of Learning Matters and scholar in residence at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford University, and has an very informative website called Learning Matters, and has written the following article "Drugging Kids". In mid-December the New York Times reported that poor children are four times more likely to be given powerful antipsychotic drugs than their middle-income counterparts. One study cited in the reporting indicates that poorer children also receive these strong drugs for less serious conditions. Why?
http://learningmatters.tv/blog/op-ed/drugging-kids/
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Stop Teaching Handwriting???
Anne Trubeck was recently interviewed on CBC radio regarding below linked article she wrote titled "Stop Teaching Handwriting" advocating for the end to teaching cursive and reduced time spent teaching children to printing.
http://www.good.is/post/stop-teaching-handwriting/

Read Cris Rowan's reply on Q's blog below, and respond yourself by telling us your thoughts on our forum The Source.
http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2010/01
/should_schools_stop_teaching_c.html#more

CBC DocZone Feature
Cris Rowan will be featured on CBC's DocZone, a TV documentary speaking on the topic of "Info Overload" to be aired in 2010.
Interesting Reading

Doctors prescribe play to get inactive kids up and moving
Article discusses an innovative program in Portland where Pediatricians refer children with obesity to community based Parks and Recreation programs designed to promote alternate activities to sedentary technology use. Very creative partnering between community programs and health!
http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2010/01
/doctors_prescribe_play_to_get.html

DMM News
Dynamic - Maturational Model (DMM) News is a publication of the International Association for the Study of Attachment, produced by Editor Dr. Pat Crittenden, and is an awesome resource regarding attachment assessment and treatment for therapists who work with children.
DMM News
 
Links and Opportunities

Suffer the Children
4 minute video by Cris Rowan showing problems associatiated with technology overuse by children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbtg5w87yU

Balanced Technology Management
6 minute video by Cris Rowan showing solutions to address technology overuse, creating sustainable futures for all children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMIfPtDuDiw
 
Foundation Series Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

If you're unable to make it to one of the below workshops, and you'd like Cris to come to your area, contact us to make it happen!

March 6, 2010 - Courtenay, BC
Keynote and Healthy Interactions

March 30, 2010 - Oklahoma City, OK
Healthy Interactions and A Cracked Foundation

May 11, 12 & 13, 2010 - Vancouver, BC
Foundation Series Comprehensive

Upcoming Webinars

GoToWebinarWe are pleased to offer our Foundation Series Workshops online!  We have scheduled live, interactive workshops the first and third Wednesday of each month!  Can't make it?  Buy our workshops on CD!

Register for only $99
Sign up for 5 webinars in the series,
and the 6th is free!

Want to know what participants are saying? Click here!
 
 
February 3, 2010 - Why Can't Children Sit Still? - Register Now!
8:00 - 11:00am Pacific Time
Children's bodies need to move to pay attention and learn.  Organized movement and access to nature are attention-restorative, and can easily be incorporated into classroom routines.

February 17, 2010 - Back to Basics - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
With 30% of children entering K developmentally delayed, and literacy declining, it is imperative that schools practice developmentally appropriate printing strategy.  As printing is a precursor to reading, sufficient instruction and consistent methodology are essential to ensure literacy.
 
March 3, 2010 - Diminishing Returns - Register Now!
8:00 - 11:00am Pacific Time
Learn how to restructure classrooms, gym and playground settings to improve productivity and enhance literacy though use of a variety of sensory and motor strategies.

March 17, 2010 - A Cracked Foundation - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Disconnection from self, others, nature and spirit is resulting in child mental health and behavior disorders that are readily being diagnosed and medicated.  Healthy attachment and personal connections between teachers, therapists, parents and children are the basis for ability to pay attention and learn.
 
April 7, 2010 - Healthy Interactions - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Critical factors for healthy early child development of movement, touch and connection are reviewed, and practical strategies offered to enhance infant, toddler and early child development.

April 21, 2010 - Mixed Signals - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Child physical, mental, social and academic disorders are on the rise.  Is 8 hours per day technology use the culprit?  Come learn what you can do to manage balance between activities children need to grow and succeed with use of technology.
 
May 5, 2010 - Why Can't Children Sit Still? - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Children's bodies need to move to pay attention and learn.  Organized movement and access to nature are attention-restorative, and can easily be incorporated into classroom routines.

May 19, 2010 - Diminishing Returns - Register Now!
3:30 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Learn how to restructure classrooms, gym and playground settings to improve productivity and enhance literacy though use of a variety of sensory and motor strategies.
 
Book a CUSTOMIZED WEBINAR on your Pro-D day!  Contact Amy Dickson at adickson@zonein.ca or 1-888-896-6346 for more information.
 
Upcoming OT Training dates

Training for occupational therapists to become certified Foundation Series Workshop Instructors.

May 10 - 14, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

Click here for application information.

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Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.

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