Teaching Tips: Simple Things to Consider [Part 2]

Creating Effective Pathways: Sometimes when we learn a new movement skill, we have busy thoughts that negatively affect the learning experience. This could be described as having a ‘monkey mind’. Sometimes our monkey minds entertain negative thoughts like, “I’m going to fall”, “I can’t do it”, “people will laugh at me”. To calm that monkey [...]

Teaching Tips: Simple things to Consider [Part 1]

Feeding A Positive Pathway When something happens in our lives - an event, experience, activity - synapses in our brain fire together to form a neural pathway. If this ‘something’ happens again, a pathway becomes wired. “Synapses that fire together – wire together” Consider this in terms of learning a motor skill: Imagine a child [...]