Challenging Behaviour - I'm on the Case
Published 29th March 2016
This is Sadie...and me. Sadie is in Stick Posture. She’s always in Stick Posture
Sadie is helping me teach yoga to Reception Classes with challenging behaviours.
Frankly I have never encountered so many Reception pupils who cannot sit or stand still for even short time.
Why? I have no idea. That's not my job. I’ll leave that to the Psychologists.
My job is to change this. My task as a children’s yoga teacher is to teach them how to be still. In other words to teach them self-discipline.
...And I am on the case.
My main learning outcome for Reception for this year is:
By the end of the year the children will have developed more self-discipline.
My Reception Children will be asking themselves:
•Can I stand still and quietly in Stick Posture?
•Can I sit still and quietly in Good Sitting?
No coincidence, then, that there is a raft of research that has been saying for years that children with more self-discipline will be better learners and have greater academic success…and, dare I say, not put on as much weight as children with low self-discipline.
How will I achieve my goals?
I’ll be using Sadie as a role model plus we’re playing three simple yoga games where it’s FUN to be still and you win if you are still. They are:
2.What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?
3.Beat the Clock
Meanwhile Sadie and me will be busy working day in day out in schools as I have been doing for years. Which is one of main reasons why educators, schools and yoga folk flock to me for training.