Monday, November 16, 2009

Yoga in the Classroom

We are using this great 4 DVD set in our school called "Get Ready to Learn" (also known as GRTL). Unfortunately, you can only get the DVDs if you attend the training. But this program was piloted in NYC schools with special needs kids and the folks who measure these things observed a measurable increase in student attention spans and in their academic achievement. The yoga was done EVERY morning to help kids prepare their brains for learning. They had to call it movement instead of yoga but it's yoga all the same. Duh. The tapes are neat, though, and one of them is done completely in the chair in case you don't have room to set down mats.

Great resource if it happens to come to a theater near you.

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