Living Like a Child: Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

Living Like a Child: Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

by Enrique C. Feldman


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Explore the inner workings of Enrique's work with children and parents. You'll have access to the fundamentals of what is known today as the Context Method®, based on over two decades of Enrique's work with children and parents. Learn how to engage the brain, improve the breathe, and ignite a sense of curiosity with questions instead of a steady stream of adult-centric questions.

The first section will describe foundational teaching principles which are foundational for anyone who works with people, of any age, especially children. The next section will give you a treasure chest full of concrete techniques, whether you are a classrom teacher or a parent with your own children at home.

The final section describes the research and evidence which supports the previous sections of the book. This can be helpful if you are a grant writer interested in integrated artistic and innovative approaches in any learning settings.

While the book is geared towards teachers, the stories and general approaches described by Enrique have been used by those in the corporate world to instill a sense of wonder and inspiration with their colleagues and teams of employees. Specific to this would be the idea of living in th eye of the hurricane, which is referenced as the book closes and ushers it's final gift to the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605540337
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Enrique is an Artist and Educator who's influence is worldwide. His highlights include:
*Founder and Director of Education, Global Learning Foundation *Co-Author of the children's book series Sam the Ant® *Creator, iBG®, Intellectual Brainwave Games *Co-Creator, Sumerian®, Inaudible Tone Technology *Author of "Living Like a Child" *Co-Producer and Performing Artist for theatrical show "The Inner Journey" *2-Time Grammy Nominated Composer and Artist *Co-writer of Arizona First Things First Early Childhood Standards *Original Council Member for First Things First Early Childhood Initiative *Former Professor of Music and Education, University of Arizona *Former Professor of Music and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison *12 Consecutive Years, NAEYC Presenter
Founded in 2000 with his mentor Dr. Carroll Rinehart, the Global Learning Foundation (GLF), formerly the F.A.M.E. Foundation, is focused on changing the paradigm of learning, with an emphasis on creating autonomous learners and using artistic approaches to engage the learner. Having served over 130,000 children and families, it has acted locally throughout the world. A thought leader in artistic, creative and innovative professional development, Enrique's initiatives have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, with it's main focus on early childhood education through Grade 5. Enrique has presented numerous keynotes and workshops for organizations; from national entities such as ILA, NAEYC and NAFCC, many state and regional organizations such as NCAEYC, NYAEYC (2017 and 2019), and thousands of local workshops for fathers, parents, and communities. Together with a team of world class educators and artists, and their partner organizations, Enrique fosters sustainable, organic and research-based and evidence-based learning models which develop the potential of the learner with the intent of revealing purpose.
As an artist, Enrique is a pianist, vocalist, composer, conductor, and producer. He is an active performing artist on piano and vocals and sings with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Master Teaching Principles 9

Chapter 1 Honor Your Master Teachers 15

Chapter 2 Engage All Learning Styles 21

Chapter 3 Ask Questions to Develop Critical-Thinking Skills 31

Chapter 4 Improvise to Encourage Creativity 37

Chapter 5 Teach and Learn in Width and Depth 43

Part 2 Life Learning Techniques 55

Chapter 6 Add Music 67

Moments for Music 73

Chapter 7 Affirm 77

Kiss Your Brain 86

Give Yourself a Hug 87

Chapter 8 Breathe and Relax 89

Entering the Performance Zone 96

Muscle Relaxation 100

Expanding Breathing Capability 101

Breathe with the Music 103

The Tree and the Wind 104

The Seed in the Ground 107

My Tree Was Cut Down! 110

Eddie the Elephant 112

Chapter 9 Imagine or Visualize 115

Three Guesses 121

Calling upon Memories 124

Eagle in the Sky 126

What Color Is Your Bird? 128

The Magic Bag 130

Chapter 10 Move 131

Energy Dance 139

Chapter 11 Add Dramatic Delivery 143

Surfing the Words 146

Symphony of Emotion 148

Symphony of Seasons 150

Symphony of Science 151

Student-Created Musicals 153

Part 3 Measurable and Immeasurable Results 157

Chapter 12 Measured Student Gains 159

Chapter 13 An invitation to Live in the Eye of the Storm 169

Appendix Sample Music Lists 173

References 179

About the Author 181

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