In our Learning Locomotion post, we mentioned that our middle and high school students at the Rocky Hill and Hamilton School at Wheeler sites also receive the benefits of movement through the integration of the Brain Gym educational model into their lessons. These movement methods are a big part of RITES better learning summer programs.
The Brain Gym Method
RITES programs utilize the Brain Gym model to help students maximize their learning abilities. These specific exercises help students organize themselves for better learning and keep their attention focused over long periods of time. This model is, “committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning”.
Brain Gym activities are divided into four categories:
- Midline Movements
- Energy Exercises
- Deepening Attitudes
- Lengthening Activities
RITES summer lessons engage students in activities from all four these categories. In fact, the physical movements encourage increased self-awareness, responsibility, and creative self-expression while enhancing learning. (Read more about the Brain Gym model.)
Whether summer students engage in movement in Learning Locomotion or in Brain Gym exercises, the response is the same – they all love it! One student exclaimed that she, “love[s] movement class because [students] get to have fun while [they’re] learning!”
Get your student moving this summer with a RITES Summer Program – apply today!