.The aim of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to go into schools and colleges to teach a specific, standard Alexander Technique curriculum. This would be a strong starting point for any school or college and for your longer-term association with them.
The course is devised and taught by Sue Merry MSTAT and Judith Kleinman MSTAT, AGSM, Both Judith and Sue have extensive experience of teaching the Alexander Technique in education.
has been finding unique ways of working with primary school children since 1994 and is a founder member of Educare Small School
where the Alexander Technique is integrated into the school day.
Judith teaches at the Royal College of Music and The Junior Academy of Music. She co-ordinates the STAT Education Special Interest group and is working and collaborating on taking Alexander work into secondary schools.
Introducing the Alexander Technique into a School Environment
This workshop introduces the work already being undertaken in education and also looks at the history of the Alexander Technique in Education.Specific focus will be given to the work currently underway at Educare Small School, Secondary Schools and the Royal College of Music.
The weekend will explore the following:
- A standard curriculum to offer to schools that might be interested in working with the Alexander Technique. This curriculum will be different for Primary Schools and Schools at Secondary Level and beyond.
- We will begin to teach you some of the skills that you will need to implement these curricula. In this workshop we will specifically focus on:
- What you might include in a preliminary inset day for teachers. For example, helping them to make connections between looking at their own use and understanding the importance of good use for everyone in the classroom.
- Exploring how the proposed Alexander Technique curriculum will interface with and complement a school’s curriculum plus the National Curriculum.
- How to structure an initial session with a class of primary children.
- How to structure an initial session with a class of secondary children/young adults.
- Tips for managing groups of children and young adults.
- Hands-on work with children and young adults.
Developing Alexander Technique Work in a School Environment
This weekend will explore in detail how to teach specific procedures that any school can integrate into the school day.
On this second weekend Judith will:
- Look carefully at ways to introduce Body Mapping in a digestible
and relevant way to teenagers.
- Further explore the relevance of our work on thinking, impulse
control, attitude and approach to life for younger people.
- Discuss and experiment with how our teaching can include
movement to avoid getting to static and how we can keep the principles alive
within in movement that is accessible to younger students.
at how young people can engage with technology phones and computers in a
healthy and constructive way.
- Further look at ways how to help teenagers make the work their
Sue will continue to
work through the proposed curriculum for Primary Schools. In particular she
will be teaching:
Movement Circle. This is how every day begins at Educare. We will deconstruct
Movement Circle, focusing on each of the key movements in turn and discussing
and experimenting with ideas for the ‘middle section’.
Quiet Time. Every day the whole school stops for a short period of relaxation
and focus. We will look at and experience every element of Quiet Time. Plus we
will discuss and experiment with your ideas.
to explore AT principles.
at a desk/table in the classroom. We will especially focus on the use of
the work done in weekend one with the opportunity for questions and
Dates: February 24th and 25th 2018
Cost: £110 per person
After the completion of both weekends you will be offered the chance to experience AT work either at Educare Small School or at the Royal College of Music. This will be organised to suit the availability of trainees and of Sue and Judith.
Tel: (+44) 07 5050 108 91