“Get Sensation Attention” video is a tool for elementary school children to improve attention through expanding self-awareness and sense of well-being. In school we want “Eyes up here. Ears uphere.” Attention deficient is the most common challenge for children today but their bodies are telling us why. Neuroscientists (study of nervous system in both brain and body) are finding educators want to learn about the “science of character.” Difficulty controlling behavior, feeling hyperactive and needing to move are signs of what is in character that is causing attention deficient. Character is learned by self awareness and self awareness begins by learning to point attention inside.
Is sensation related to attention? Scientists say “yes.” See http://wellnessthroughmovement.com/blog/(Society for Research in Child Development). Attention negotiates with sensation.
First step is to build awareness of physical presence for the child. Key factors to this type of awareness are attention and movement. This awareness is physical condition and takes practice to learn (three weeks).
There are two videos. The “Kid’s version” of “Getting Sensational Attention” can be viewed into two or three segments. The “Teacher’s version includes the research. Watch the video then ADAPT, ADAPT, ADAPT. Adapt the sensation of “home” to daily situations. How? Ask the children to remember the feeling of “home.” Are they present inside? Repeat the lesson until they can feel how to “home” speak (or listen) from home. And listen. Do they need to share?
In sensation lie the urge to behavior, the curiosity to listening and the ambition to achieving. Help your student become fully present and attention will expand. Grades and social behavior also improve. Teach attention, dual attention both inside and “out there.”
Have you ever thought of an exciting new idea and was gun-ho on making it happen? And once you were in the thick of it, it got even thicker with details, complications, technical challenges and phases unknown to man, at least in your own mind? Well making a 12-minute video whiteboard animation = is like producing a major film for someone who is new to the film world. The film is really funny and coming along but alas taking more time then expected.
Thanks to the principal of Kohala Elementary, Danny Garcia, Wellness Through Movement (WTM) has been requested to do a broadcast for the school to train students and teachers. This is one way to build a bridge between the culture of the Department of Education and a higher quality of living from both for the mind and heart of our children. Sponsors have helped us create a video to explain the foundational lessons of the program for the whole school to view.
The whiteboard video will draw out cartoons as it “talks story” to capture children’s attention, address Continue reading
Kohala Teachers inquire about a new way of learning from the BODY-TO-THE-BRAIN.
Three teachers of the second and fifth grade classrooms Mel Rufo, Bindi Wiernicki, and Merrilee Carpenter got tips from WTM how to improve grades, listening and respect. Requests specifically focused Listening. Other requests included following directions, transition times, Responsiveness and self regulation so this video was produced: Getting Sensational Attention, a lesson for children in elementary schools.