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Smart Moves: A Book in Review (Part One) by Carolyn Wilhelm of The Wise Owl Factory


Smart Moves: A Book in Review (Part One) by Carolyn Wilhelm of The Wise Owl Factory

Smart Moves, Why Learning is not all in Your Head by Carla Hannaford. This post has a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts from chapters 1-5. Smart Moves was actually first published in 1995, but has since been updated as new research has been made available. It is amazing how well this book fits with Montessori learning! Carla Hannaford has a PhD and has provided facts and details to help everyone understand why "locked ocular" learning (staring) is not actual learning, and why the body much be engaged. This one fact explains why electronics and traditional teaching methods do not provide much learning. Learning needs to be active and hands-on as in the Montessori method.  She recommends children not watch TV until age 8. Children should be active (not passive) participants in their learning. Learning does not happen only in the brain as many people assume.  Continue reading here...