Starter for Ten
In order for children to learn, they need to be ready to learn. Shifting and giving their attention to the activity and then being able to maintain their attention is crucial for executive functioning or thinking. Or, in other words, being able to tune into the activity, prioritise and organise their thoughts so they can make links in their learning, ignore distractions, maintain motivation and self regulate their responses in relation to learning in a social group.
‘STARTER FOR TEN’ explores the link between body position, self regulation, to giving attention and being ready to think and learn. The following course uses a blended learning approach i.e a mixture of face to face learning via Zoom, online learning and reflective practice within your classroom. Training can be provided in your own time after work and within your daily practice. Each participant will receive an information/activity pack.
Online Pre-course materials – introducing the course objectives and learning outcomes a pre-course activity. Duration 45 mins.
Module 1: Zoom Meeting Introduction to ‘Starter for TEN’ with a link to whole body self regulation with particular reference to balance and coordination and body position or the vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems. Duration: 1 hour
Module 2: Online learning using the principles of yoga. Duration 30 mins to 1 hour
Module 3: Online learning understanding the importance of the vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems for being ready to learn. Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour
Module 4: Online learning: Watch videos of each activity in ‘STARTER FOR TEN’. Duration: 1 hour.
Module 5: Zoom meeting Review your learning, Questions and clarify the moves Duration: 45 mins
Module 6: Implement in your setting
Module 7: Zoom Meeting – Review how did it go? Duration 45 mins
Training can be run over a period of 2 weeks.
Week 1 includes Modules 1-4 & Week 2 Includes Modules 5-7
(Zoom meetings can be a part of staff meetings so a whole team could access the training.)