When I was in school, learning and movement were separate parts of the day. Movement happened primarily on the playground. In classrooms, we were taught to sit still and pay attention. But, a growing body of research is showing the power of integrating movement in the learning process.
In today’s episode, Jean Miller, of Waldorf Inspired Learning, joins me to talk about the connection between movement and learning. As two homeschooling moms, we’ll share how and why we try to make movement a part of our homeschool day.
But, the lessons in this episode extend way beyond the home (and even traditional) classroom. Anyone looking to improve their creativity, comprehension, retention and problem-solving skills will be benefit from listening.
And, in the Community Insight Segment, Jean will talk about how weaving more movement into the fabric of her day has helped to both ease and prevent flare-ups of her autoimmune disease. We’ll share a simple shift you can make to how your arms move as you walk that can help improve your breathing and strengthen your upper body.
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My guest today is Jean Miller, a mother of three, a longtime homeschooler, and the founder of Waldorf-Inspired Learning. Her passion is to help homeschooling Mamas weave the arts (including movement) and nature into their lessons. Want more ideas? Check out this post: Movement Games. You can visit Jean at www.waldorfinspiredlearning.com.
Links Referenced in the Episode:
- 10 Ways to Weave More Movement into your Homeschool Day
- There Are No Shortcuts Episode of the Healthy Moving Podcast
- Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne
- Jean’s “What to Do When All Seems Lost” post
Links for Further Reading on Movement and the Learning Process:
- Children with no shoes on ‘do better in classroom’, major study finds
- Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.
- Impact of “flexible furniture” in the classroom
- WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it
- Education for Balance and Resilience
- An Interview with Janet Allison of Boys Alive! | A Waldorf Journey Podcast
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