Alexander Technique and Academic Tutoring

Kai Kleinbard is a learning and movement specialist dedicated to helping young learners succeed in school. Kai offers one-on-one and group lessons in Academic Support, Alexander Technique and in helping youth develop their creative interests.

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playing with weaknesses and strengths; helping students organize

playing with weaknesses and strengths; helping students organize

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Many young learners come to work with me, because they have difficulty with organization.  Take a quick look into their backpacks, and one would see a washer machine of papers, strewn into every crevice.

When I ask the student to procure his math homework, it takes an eon to find it beneath the crumpled mounds of paper.  How then do I…

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A great description of the Alexander Technique by Ari Gil, a teacher of the technique for over 30 years.  Ari is based in San Diego and has extensive experience with Wu Style and Yang Style Tai Chi.  

Here, Ari is interviewed by fellow Alexander Technique teacher, Robert Rickover.

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What is an example of bridging? (connecting multiple mediums to teach technique)

What is an example of bridging? (connecting multiple mediums to teach technique)

What is an example of bridging? (connecting multiple mediums to teach technique)

Bridging is the technique of connecting  conceptual elements between various techniques.  It is useful as a tool to utilize a students strengths to overcome  his or her weaknesses.  In bridging, one hones in on a specific universal element (a concept that is apparent in multiple fields such as organization, sequence,…

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What are some ideas that support embodied learning and academic education from the work of Moshe Feldenkrais?

What are some ideas that support embodied learning and academic education from the work of Moshe Feldenkrais?

What are some ideas that support embodied learning and academic education from the work of Moshe Feldenkrais?

Moshe Feldenkrais is the founder of Feldenkrais, a system of somatic education. Feldenkrais utilizes “Awareness Through Movement, (ATM)” subtle series of movements that help people of all walks of life develop more embodiment in their movement patterns.

220px-Moshe_Feldenkrais_Demonstrates_Functional_IntegrationFeldenkrais working with an…

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how can ideas be simplified to their core elements?

how can ideas be simplified to their core elements?

how can ideas be simplified to their core elements?

In working to build a teaching methodology that employs academic support, embodiment and creative artistic practices, complexity builds to a point where the methodology becomes complex.  How can we simplify our ideas to their core elements?  This would allow other teachers to utilize our methodologies, for parents to follow through with this…

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To Work Better, Work Less

Interesting article from “The Atlantic.”  Our society, including educational institutions tend to celebrate work over play.  On the other hand, too much work is detrimental to productivity.   How do we find a balance and communicate this message in education?

How can virtual stock games teach young people about the stock market?

How can virtual stock games teach young people about the stock market?

How can virtual stock games teach young people about the stock market?

Free stock market game with community trading discussion, player rank, profiles, earnings game:  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/

There are many other games online–just do a google search.  Another to try is from TD Ameritrade:  http://virtualstockmarket.tdbank.com/
One of the most rewarding math experiences I had was in 8th…

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How do we inspire effort so that students practice on their own?

How do we inspire effort so that students practice on their own?

How do we inspire effort so that students practice on their own?

“These games are difficult, but also, for many kids, kind of addictive. Which means they also teach sitzfleisch, the ability to focus on a complicated skill for the length of time it takes to master it. Math needs that. (Baseball does, too.) It fits with the research of the psychologist Carol Dweck, which suggests that mentors…

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