Are the schools losing the boys? In her TED talk Ali Carr-Chellman presents statistics indicating schools are encouraging girl culture with the result being boys don’t feel school is for them. This points to an opportunity for kids yoga teachers to bring boy friendly postures and activities to their classes.
Character Development – Empathy
All humans are soft wired with mirror neurons…we’re soft wired to experience another’s plight as if we’re experiencing it ourself. These stages of development in children help us understand what empathy is, and how to teach it in kids yoga class.
Kids Yoga Lesson Plan: Responsibilty
Responsibility is the Character Development theme for the month of October in our School Board. Do your homework. Look after your sister. Be Responsible! Kids can be so irresponsible when it comes to taking care of their stuff or taking the initiative to get something done. This month’s theme of responsibility is a topic kids […]
Kids Yoga Lesson Plans: Respect
Respect is the Character Development theme for the month of September in our School Board. Respect means thoughtfulness, consideration, honor, admiration, regard, esteem. All these words show what happens when there is respect. But with kids you need to give them more than words, you need to give them an experience of Respect for them […]
Character Development: Perseverance
Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb. Perseverance is that that dogged determination to succeed despite setbacks or obstacles. The Yoga Sutras and Niyamas support developing Perseverance to build character for both children and adults.
Character Development: 3 Steps to Integrity
In my city, Toronto (Canada), school teachers must guide kids on Character Development themes. Today’s theme is Integrity. Remember integers in math? They are whole numbers. Integrity comes from the same root meaning whole or complete. Sounds perfect for yoga and today’s post by Yoga In My School specialist, Donna Freeman. She gives Three Steps […]