Energy and Expression: Guidance Strategies for Children

The art of teaching through awareness of, and synchronization with, the energetic expressions of young children is cultivated. The aim is to develop teaching skills that nurture graceful and expressive movement and authentic social and emotional skills in children. Educational strategies that address the wide variety of issues within these areas, such as behavior, discipline, making transitions, developing an individual sense of body/mind, and creating a caring community are studied. Through observations, discussion, and experiential exercises, students learn to meet and guide the energetic needs of individuals and groups of young children. Prerequisite: EDU380 with a "C" or higher.
Course Number: EDU420
Units: 3.0