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Brimbach replied to the topic 'Creating a Culture - a thought experiment' in the forum. 12/22/2017

...I love this "Rule" idea! I also noticed that if you make it "Freeze Tag" where tagged kiddos freeze but can be saved by others crawling underneath them, it builds team spirit. If you have a couple taggers there is really no winner or loser, but just lots of laughter and helping each other. When the taggers get to tired, others can just take over. Best team building exercise!
Your modeling is hugely important. I feel often as adults we don't show sweetness and presenting compliments- so where do kiddos learn it from? Great way to bring it into their lives! Thanks for sharing. I will be using this and experiment with how my class of 24 will react to it.

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Bianca Rimbach likes Rupert Isaacson's comment in "Eye contact" and other conventions 12/11/2017

...especially important in a classroom where so many different kids are together with different...

Bianca Rimbach commented on Photo Blog - Piaffe into Levade 12/03/2017

Now that look like true art!

Brimbach replied to the topic 'Advice for 14 year old with attachment issues' in the forum. 11/29/2017

...and that goes with all the activities we plan through MM and HB, there is not a chance children do not giggle, or bond. It has changed their attitude in the classroom every time I implement a Movement lesson- they can't help it, it builds community, and they beg for it because being a low income school, they desperately need this in their lives. (...and yes, you are right, they do not necessarily teach you that in colleges or make it mandatory in lesson plans)

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Brimbach replied to the topic 'Advice for 14 year old with attachment issues' in the forum. 11/29/2017

...I see the same frustration as a classroom teacher where some of the kids get pulled out of movement method lessons to do their worksheet. I think the problem is they don't understand the value of these lessons. I am not sure how they train Special Education Teachers in our days, but there seems to be some misconception on what works and what does not. There also seems to be a loss in seeing and understanding the individual they work with... especially paraprofessionals are not trained to the level where they can be highly effective with the kiddos and support what we do. That needs to change!

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Brimbach replied to the topic 'Advice for 14 year old with attachment issues' in the forum. 11/28/2017

You know how many people would not even care- your thoughtfulness and care is probably more than the kiddo gets from most people- hang in there, you might have more of a positive impact than you will ever know!

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Brimbach replied to the topic 'Advice for 14 year old with attachment issues' in the forum. 11/28/2017

... piggy backing of that- training for a purpose seems to work too- example therapy dog etc.

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Sonia Sofia likes Bianca Rimbach's comment in Christmas Playdate 11/27/2017
Bianca Rimbach commented on Christmas Playdate 11/26/2017

This is amazing- wished I was a kid again ;-)

Bianca Rimbach commented on A true relationship - Autistic Teens 11/26/2017

...there is a really neat exercise we do with wounded warriors that reflects similar learning: The...