Right Brain Kids Podcast: Episode 1!
Whoo hoo! My very first podcast!
Thank you for your patience and all of the encouraging comments. <3
Stay tuned for more. I will get better as I go.
Thank you to my dear husband, Brent, for being my "sound guy."
Here is the audio and transcript. Enjoy!
So, the question is “What is right brain education?”
Right brain education is a new way of learning that the world really needs right now.
When I started to teach these types of classes almost 30 years ago, no one had even heard the term “right brain”—except to describe someone who was in their “right mind.”
At this time, I think everyone is familiar with the idea that the outer cerebral cortex is divided into two sides — the right and the left — and they each have a characteristic, or a personality, that is quite different.
When I started to teach these types of classes almost 30 years ago, no one had even heard the term “right brain” — except to describe someone who was in their “right mind.”
At this time, I think everyone is familiar with the idea that the outer cerebral cortex is divided into two sides — the right and the left — and they each have a characteristic, or a personality, that is quite different. And although they share functions and work together, the left side is known as being responsible for logical, methodical, structured, organized thought. It brings form and reason to just about everything we do.
The right side is known as the intuitive creative side. It thinks in pictures, and abstract connections, and instinctive feelings. Children naturally interact with the world this way.
For example, did you know that the right brain is able to visualize and manipulate complex, layered images through the power of four-dimensional imagination? 4 dimensions! That is, the 3 spacial dimensions, plus the dimension of time — 4D. Our children have 4 D multi-sensorial thoughts and images.
They are able to commit large volumes of organized and abstract images to memory through whimsical associations. Speed reading and photographic memory are effortless due to the right brain’s ability to remember words as shapes, and nuances of grammar as visual mathematical patterns.
This is all play to the right brain child.
Now, this is why right brain education is so important. Because when children go to school, traditional schools teach to the left brain, virtually closing the door to a child’s sense of wonder, fantasy and imagination.
To pass an exam, or to sit for long periods of time listening to a teacher’s discourse or slide-by-slide explanation, they must focus, sit still, takes notes, pay attention and STOP their creative mind and its fruitful ideas from flowing.
I think we can all agree that this type of teaching doesn’t inspire.
It’s as if we have to choose between play and learning.
But, we don’t have to choose between them.
In fact, it’s important to COMBINE them.
TweedleWink and Wink programs invite the right brain back to the table. That’s why they’re so critical.
And it doesn’t leave the beautiful qualities of the left brain out--not at all. It boosts left brain capabilities through imagination and creativity. It gives children access to their WHOLE BRAIN.
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