Show You Care on Valentine’s Day. Last week I got a nice surprise from one of the kids at the end of yoga class that would be a great surprise for your kids for Valentine’s Day to truly show you care. First, a bit about last week’s surprise, which came on a day that should [...]
Young Yoga Masters interviews Janet Williams, a certified primary/junior teacher and registered yoga instructor about yoga in the classroom. These 5 Tips give you the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of kids yoga. Janet joins the Young Yoga Masters Registered Children’s Yoga School faculty and will share more great tools for yoga in classrooms, studios, and beyond in the What I See, I Can Be Module
That Sweet Child Said What? Imagine a sunny weekday morning at 9:15 am. You’re in a school teaching a thirty minute yoga class to 23 children ages 2 – 6 years old. You’ve also got two other teachers in the room to assist during the class. About 15 minutes into the class everyone is doing [...]
Before you invest in kids yoga training, do you know what you want to get out of it? This guest post is by Bekah Starr of Sproutin’ Yoga. She explains why she registered for our training this weekend even though she’s been teaching kids for five years. She also gives you two new classroom management tips and shares the challenges she still experiences as a teacher (and she’s not alone!).
Classroom management doesn’t have to be stressful. Today’s tip is about what happened when a child in yoga class flat out says “No!” to your directions. What would you do?
A teacher is like a forklift, Yogi Bhajan said, you have to meet the students where they are at, and only then can you lift them up. “Meet Kids Where They’re At” is the first point of three in these videos to Teach Yoga Kids Love. Watch Janet Williams of Children’sYogaBooks.com and Aruna Kathy Humphrys of YoungYogaMasters.com give three tips, highlights from their presentation at the Yoga Show.
Are the schools losing the boys? In her TED talk Ali Carr-Chellman presents statistics indicating schools are encouraging girl culture with the result being boys don’t feel school is for them. This points to an opportunity for kids yoga teachers to bring boy friendly postures and activities to their classes.
Finding a good kids yoga teacher isn’t easy according to kids yoga teacher and employer Antoniette Finelli of www.yogarocks.ca. She’s a specialist in yoga for kids on the lookout for teachers who can deliver a great class. In fact, she’s made a business out of it.
“Teachers have a greater impact on student success than ANY other in-school factor …and great teachers make great schools.” A look at the new expose: Waiting for Superman and what makes a terrible or terrific teacher.
When teachers or parents start getting frustrated with children they often resort to asking questions to get back control of the situation. The problem is when these questions aren’t really questions but are criticisms disguised as questions. Questions like these don’t help with classroom management and don’t help the child correct their behavior either. For [...]