and Administrators are you looking to reach more students! Are
you seeing a rise in the children with attention issues, auditory
processing issues, reading fluency issues, memory retention issues,
behavior issues, poor handwriting, and fatigue? Are you feeling the
stress of increased student achievement expectations and accountability?
We are here to help! We will give you new insight into these
problems, as well as, strategies that will help make your job easier.
offer you hope backed by
Energizing the Classroom©
is full or half day training program that covers Brain Based Research
Principles and their application to exercise in the classroom, as well
as, numerous practical classroom activities and strategies that
integrate academic instruction with movement throughout the day and
transform the learning environment! Learning through movement is
a unique, fun staff development program that offers educators insight
into the etiology of many struggling students, as well as, intervention
strategies designed to help teachers teach more effectively and improve
student academic potential through improved physical and sensory-motor
Program Goal: Our goal is to increase the use of movement strategies in classrooms as effective cognitive tools to enhance learning.
- Participants will recognize reasons why students are coming to school with bodies and minds that are not prepared to learn.
- Participants will identify reasons for the change in student populations and why teaching has become so difficult.
does this relate to education?
will learn about critical component that occur during each of the
stages of brain development and how the components relate to learning.
will see the responsibilities of the body’s movement system relative to
academic instruction nd how it can support or hinder academic progress.
can I do to make my job easier?
- Participants will identify the
“Secret 7” requirements for memory.
will identify and practice the use of movement strategies that will
improve student’s memory, reading skills, math skills, attention,
perceptual skills, and behavior.
will learn to incorporate the practical classroom strategies and a
variety of movement activities into their daily routines for maximized
Without Tears™ Staff Development
Handwriting legibility continues to be
a major concern of teachers and parents. Poor Handwriting
legibility directly affects student academic success including scores
on State- wide testing.
Most handwriting legibility problems
can be avoided with early intervention and developmentally appropriate
instruction. Core Possibilities offers staff development
training for The Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. It is
a great functional addition to the Learning Through
The goal of Handwriting Without
Tears® is to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and
automatic skill for all students. The unique and compelling curriculum
design and teaching strategies facilitate this goal.
The curriculum uses multi-sensory
techniques and consistent habits for letter formation to teach
handwriting to all students—Pre-K through Cursive. In
addition, HWT provides parents and teachers the instructional
techniques and activities to help improve a child's self-confidence,
pencil grip, body awareness, posture and so much more!
Handwriting Without Tears®
uses fun, entertaining and educationally sound principles in its
instructional methods. The lessons are well thought out and need
minimal preparation time to be used. The curriculum has been
successfully taught to millions of teachers, therapists and parents
across the country. The end result is truly "Handwriting Without Tears"
for the students, the parents the teachers and the administrators!
Handwriting Without Tears®
costs about ˝ the large publishers' programs. But schools
and parents tell us that the real savings come from the success of the
program. The curriculum is so effective that they do not have to spend
time or money on evaluations, special education, and/or other extra
resources. The best costs less.
– First Grad Program Objectives:
K Program Objectives:
- Plan new activities to develop fine
motor skills and posture for writing
- Understand the developmental
sequence involved in handwriting
- Plan instruction in pre-printing,
printing, and cursive using multi-sensory techniques
- Identify appropriate transition
times from readiness to printing and printing to cursive
- Prevent/correct reversals of
letters and numbers
- Evaluate a student’s
handwriting using an informal assessment
- Plan new activities to teach body
awareness and other school readiness skills
- Understand how to use music to
prepare children for school
- Identify developmental stages in
- Understand how to use
multi-sensory, hands-on manipulatives to prepare children for
- Teach a correct and effective
“crayon grip” and other fine motor skills
- Teach counting, drawing, shape
recognition, and letter/number formations to children at the
Core Fitness serves as a Tier One
Response to Intervention. It is a daily school wide fitness
program that includes - vestibular activation and core strengthening
exercises to enhance perceptual skills, bilateral coordination
exercises for right and left brain activation, and balance challenging
exercises to increase the ability to focus and attend. A
wealth of research is available to support increased fitness levels and
high academic achievement. This program is a synthesis of the most
effective exercises to enhance learning.
participates? All students and staff.
is it? A school-wide fitness program
with exercises that consists of six individual fitness tracks focusing
on breath control, core strengthening, bilateral coordination skills,
mid-range control, balance and focusing skills. The program
includes a three- hour staff development training, Core Fitness Manual,
and a school site license for two different exercise video
do we do it? 20 minutes
daily. The program can be implemented as one 20-minute
session or broken up throughout the day in six 3-4 minute
do we do it? In the classroom or in the gym. The
program has two separate exercise videos. One can be
performed in the gym or in the classroom that allows for space to
perform exercises on the floor.
second option offers exercises that have been modified to be performed
using the student’s desk in a crowded classroom.
Both have unique exercises that are
specifically designed for learning.
CORE FITNESS includes:
Training is the most important element of CORE
FITNESS. A three-hour staff development workshop
will cover the body-brain connections, brain based research, core
fitness applications to learning, and instruction in the CORE FITNESS
Application includes materials to apply the program school or district
wide. The materials include a site license for both exercise
videos: Core Fitness Volume One and Modified Core for the
Classroom. A comprehensive school CORE FITNESS
Manual (which includes theory, instructional materials,
exercises with pictures, specific physical education standards
addressed, and lesson plans that incorporate CORE Fitness exercises in
the classroom and help students achieve their Fitness Gram goals for
flexibility and strength) is also included. *Elastic bands
are used in track five on both videos and are available at an
additional charge if needed.
and Follow Up: A follow-up site visit may be
conducted to assure successful program implementation.