Volume 13 Number 4
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Promoting Responsibility
- Increasing Effectiveness
- Improving Relationships
- Promoting Learning
- Discipline without Stress (DWS)
- Reviews and Testimonials
Ninety-seven percent of what occurs in organizations cannot be measued but must be managed anyway. –W. Edwards Deming
Upcoming Public Seminars:
April 22 Phoenix, Arizona
April 23 Denver, Colorado
April 24 Billings, Montana
April 25 Salt Lake City, Utah
April 26 Portland, Oregon
Contact Bureau of Education & Research to receive a brochure and/or to register: 800.735.350.
Thirty-five Atlanta public schools educators and administrators were recently indicted in connection with alleged cheating on standardized testing.
The alleged cheating is believed to date back to early 2001, according to the … >>> READ MORE >>> →
I had previously referred to the Alexander Technique, and have since been asked to explain more about it.
The Alexander Technique (named after its creator Frederick Matthias Alexander) is a psychophysical re-education of the body and the brain. What we think affects the body; similarly, the body affects the brain. Alexander taught that a person has to control thinking in order for the body to act at its optimum. In essence, the technique has to do with the development of conscious learning to affect the body.
Alexander started his movement because he felt that what he was doing with his body was incorrect. By studying his posture and movement before speaking, he discovered that his sense or feeling was … >>> READ MORE >>> →
Posture training, in which teachers are taught to correct their children’s manner of sitting, is considered a “traditional” approach to education.
A classic example of the importance of learning the self-discipline of posture training is described in a Master’s thesis by Ann Matthews, entitled Implications for Education in the Work of F. M. Alexander. (The “Alexander Technique” is a famous approach to good posture.) Matthews worked with teachers and students in a school in New York State. She wrote the following:
“A teacher calls her six- and seven-year-olds to gather around her on the floor and listen to a story. Most sit cross-legged with their spines collapsed into a curve and their heads pulled back onto their necks as they … >>> READ MORE >>> →