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Old 06-03-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of Brain Gym?
I was wondering if anyone has used it. I recently went to a training and am curious to see what others think.


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We love it!
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There are a few (3 currentLY) at my school that use brain gym. WE LOVE IT. Our kids have learned to use the exercises/activities when they need them and we refocus a lot and it is wonderful.

What did you think of it?
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Well, I have only tried it twice with my summer school kids so far. I haven't noticed anything yet. We have just done the PACE, the owl, and the double doodles. I am very curious to see if it helps.

Have you notice anything with your students as fas as their academics or attitudes?
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I have had success using brain gym within a special needs environment, particularly with boys 8 to 10 year olds. Have not used with older kids and would love to hear any reply from that age group....or is BRAIN GYM simply not cool?
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I was introduced to Brain Gym
Old 06-03-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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years ago while in a group of dancers. Brain Gym can be used successfully with any age learners. It's great for everyone's brain!


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We've been using Brain Gym activities in our primary classrooms here in small town Alberta Canada for at least 8 years. It's become second nature to use it (especially PACE) to strengthen focus skills, settle transitions or just break a long sitting period. And kids who can't do the exercises at first benefit the most when they do develop the skills after lots of repetition. They look like easy, even silly little activities, but you will surely notice an increase in focus and attention. But not for a while....you'll have to do it more than twice to see a real difference. And don't forget the water!
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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Hello,
I have heard a lot about Brain Gym. Does anybody know if and where there are any trainings in CO soon? I would love to go to one.
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We were introduced to this program this year at my school. My fifth graders enjoyed doing the exercises once they learned them. We have "pictures" of the exercises displayed and color-coded, and I would pick a different student to lead them each day (once they learned the exercises). I'm not sure if these exercises improved grades, but the students did seem more focused, etc. I'd like to track that next year since my new class would have used the exercises for a year, whereas
mine just learned them midyear.
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I have noticed more focus too. My kids love doing it. They especially love the Owl. We always do PACE. I can't wait to use it next year. I am just using it with my summer students right now.
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