Marcia Lee @ NMAEYC Conference – Self-Regulation Through Simple Movement and the Impact on Behavior, Development, Learning, and ADHD

  The NMAEYC Early Childhood Conference on March 3rd was a huge success and wonderful experience for all of us who attended. Teachers, caregivers, administrators, and parents attended a wide range of presentations on family, childcare, multi-cultural approaches, early literacy, creative activities, play-based learning, relationship building, life skills, movement and more.

  Over 87 attendees came to my presentation on The Child’s Relationship to Body and Brain. I offered a hands-on experience of Children’s Brain/Body Balancing which included effective teaching strategies for school and home using simple movement to help children focus and self-regulate in under a minute. We tried out several movements. I think Wash Off was the biggest hit (see the video on my website – solutionswithoutdrugs.com). We explored childhood brain development, how to promote self-awareness in the child’s search for balance and growth, and the positive impact of movement on learning and behavior, particularly behavior labeled ADHD 

  And yes, you wonderful fans inspired my courage to lie down on the floor and demonstrate Upside-Down Bug on a Rug, even though I was wearing a business suit! I loved your enthusiasm. Your dedication and love of children shines through. I am so proud to be part of the New Mexico teaching community. I look forward to the next opportunity to demonstrate how to use simple movements to help children self-regulate!

Marcia Lee, Presenter at NMAEYC Annual Spring Conference, Albuquerque, NM March 3, 2012

 Marcia Lee, Presenter:  Self-Regulation Through Simple Movement and the Impact on Behavior, Development, Learning, and ADHD – The Child’s Relationship to Body and Brain

 This mini-workshop presents effective, practical teaching strategies for classroom or home showing how to use simple movement to help children focus and self-regulate in under a minute. Explore childhood brain development, how to promote self-awareness in the child’s search for balance and growth, and the positive impact of movement on learning and behavior, including ADHD.

The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC) promotes quality care and education for the well-being of ALL young children, birth to eight, through professional development and advocacy. The NMAEYC annual conference will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM. Educators and administrators working with the care and education of young children will gather together to study exciting strategies and trends in young childhood growth and development. For more information, see the NMAEYC website at http://www.NMAEYC.org