A Classroom Full of Embodied Beings: How Does That Change Our Pedagogy? Part 1

Athena Oden July 17, 2017

Presented at:
SCL Summer Conference 2017


Teachers are often exasperated at the end of a long day. Why can't the students just sit still? We all operate with a conceptual idea of what students and classrooms should look like. But does it encompass embodied beings, or a dualism of mind/body? Are the students as exasperated as we are? This seminar will explore the concepts of child development and embodied cognition with a basic tenet of classical Christian education: that man is created in the image of God.


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Athena Oden
Athena Oden is the owner and operator of Ready Bodies, Learning Minds and consults with public and private schools and non-profit organizations for children. She 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: A Key to Academic Success, she hopes to help children and schools perform at their peak. She earned her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch and has spent the past 30 years in pediatrics. 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.  

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