Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Kinesthetic modeling. (holy scrap)
I asked a hand tribe member, John Ward about the use of manipulatives in Ken Blanchard training sessions to see if he did anything similar, and for the same reasons... to get participants into a more creative, relaxed, open and expressive mental state. John sent me this link to his blog, Many Minds, which I know other readers may enjoy. John calls his manipulatives "holy scrap".
It seems that some in corporate America understand the hands, and our need for creative expression better than our schools where too often, hands are expected to be stilled and inexpressive. Think of what you see in the photos above and below as something far more interesting and useful than taking notes.