Prioritising and valuing kindness in education to thus provide the right conditions in which children can function optimally in order to grow, learn and be happy and healthy.
"Since graduating as a teacher of the Alexander technique, Sue Merry has done more for children than any other person in the history of Alexander work. In just over 16 years she has simplified the interface between trained professionals in the Alexander technique by not only developing stories games and activities ... but has empowered all teachers to bring Alexander's discoveries to children"
The Education System - Giving it some Edukindness
©Paul Cook 2010
Direction Vol3 Number 8
Educare Small School
Where the Alexander Technique is part of every school day more
Native American Prayer for Peace
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect and to be kind to each other so that they may grow with peace in mind.
"Education: This is the name given to the processes whereby children are robbed of their natural inheritance." “The Alexander Technique As I see It” © Patrick Macdonald 1989
F M Alexander
"The stupidity of letting children go wrong is that once they go wrong, their right is wrong; therefore the more they try to be right, the more they go wrong."
"Give a child conscious control and you give him poise, the essential starting point for education."
The Alexander Technique: The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander”. Selected and Introduced by Edward Maisel.
"The discovery could not have been made and the method of procedure perfected except by dealing with adults who were badly co-ordinated. But the method is not one of remedy; it is one of constructive education. Its proper field of application is with the young, with the growing generation, in order that they may come to possess as early as possible in life a correct standard of sensory appreciation and self-judgement."
Taken from Professor John Dewey’s introduction to “Constructive Conscious Control Of The Individual”F. M. Alexander. First published in Great Britain in 1923
Teaching the Alexander Technique in Primary Schools and Secondary/Tertiary Schools and Colleges
For Alexander Teachers and Ninth Term Alexander Students