This brief Edutopia article by Lori Desautels, offers several practical suggestions for helping young students regulate their behavior and prepare for learning through rhythm, sound and movement to engage their senses and calm their nervous system. To read the article in it’s entirety, click here.
Dr. Lori Desautels is an assistant professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University in Indianapolis. Before coming to Butler University, Lori was an assistant professor at Marian University in Indianapolis, and earlier on taught children and adolescents with emotional challenges in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor in Indianapolis, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center, and was a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on the adolescent psychiatric unit.
Lori’s passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating mind-brain teaching and learning strategies into her courses at Marian and now Butler University. Lori has conducted workshops throughout the the United States and abroad, recently returning from Dubai. Lori’s second book, Unwritten, The Story of a Living System, co-authored with Michael McKnight, was published in January 2016.