Conference: August 1-4
Courses: August 5-7
Connect with long-time friends, make new connections,
and enjoy the exploration of Kinesiology and
all it holds for us!
Stress can block successful learning, emotional self-management, and memory. Neuroscience research has spotlighted stressors that cause learners to “act out” or “zone out” or give up resulting in decreased learning and reduction in emotional self-management. The most frequent stressors directly linked to learning experiences are boredom (already mastered the information) or frustration from repeated goal failure in a skill, topic, or subject (with the goal ranging from not getting the desired outcome to not achieving mastery). The research also reveals that these stresses, when recurrent, can change the brain’s neural networks and promote a “fixed mindset” with decreased effort and motivation.
As you guide students and clients in building emotional self-control, persevering through challenge, and recognizing their incremental progress, their growth mindset builds along with their academic, emotional, and cognitive success.
What is true physical education, and what is its role in developing capable, integrated, connected human beings? In this presentation, "historical kinesiologist" Ron Jones will begin by sharing the fascinating origins of “classical physical education,” which was widely valued and practiced from about 1885 to 1920, as a form not only of physical preparation, but whole-brain integration. After more recent decades of P.E. programs focused primarily on sports participation, Ron is on the forefront of bringing awareness back to the the historical emphasis on the postural, movement, balance, and body-awareness skills needed, so that sports participation can be accomplished with skill, focus, and coordination, with the added bonus of diminished chance of injury. In this age of increased postural and mental stresses from over-use of technology (and for kids, especially hyper-focus from intense video gaming), a new awareness and set of practices are needed more than ever. Ron will share his experiences with students and clients of all ages, from kindergarteners through professional athletes, and share some basic body-balance and grounding techniques that you can benefit from every day.
Mari Miyoshi, Breakthroughs International Board Chair, will lead a whole-group balance as part of the Opening Ceremony.
Paul E. Dennison, Brain Gym® Co-Founder, will lead a group balance, emphasizing awareness gained through is new focus on somatic studies, in the Closing Ceremony.
Conference Hours: Thursday, August 1 -- 11am to 6pm
Friday, August 2 -- 9am to 6pm
Saturday, August 3 -- 9am to 4pm
Party -- 6:30 to 10:30pm
Sunday, August 4 -- 9am to 1pm
32 COURSE HOURS TOWARD INSTRUCTOR RE-LICENSURE
32 COURSE HOURS OF ELECTIVES TOWARD LICENSURE
(Ask about submitting the required report for licensure credit)
We look forward to seeing you there!
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