This session will build heavily on Part 1. If we understand embodied cognition, how does that create a paradigm shift in our pedagogy? We will explore the sensory and motor systems of our human makeup, classroom strategies, handwriting, and yes, behavior.
Athena Oden earned her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch and has spent the past 30 years in pediatrics. She is the owner and operator of Ready Bodies, Learning Minds and consults with public and private schools and nonprofit organizations for children. Athena has presented at the local, state, national, and international level on topics dealing with the neurological and physiological development of the child in the classroom. As author of the book/curriculum Ready Bodies, Learning Minds: Cultivating the Whole Child (third edition, 2016), she hopes to help children and schools perform at their peak. Athena has a passion for classical education, old musty books, and a good cup of tea. She and her husband, David, classically homeschooled their three children and live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.