It was a pleasure to be invited to present Brain Gym for the WRDSB ESL teachers. Over my 27 years teaching, I have watched a LOT of ESL teachers in action. It is my personal opinion that they are (in general) probably the most compassionate and caring of teachers. They work with students in immediate turmoil. They hear stories most of us could never imagine. They help us “regular classroom” teachers understand how to best help these newcomers and give us suggestions about what to do in our classrooms. Thank you everyone for being so open to find new strategies to help students deal with stress and make learning easier. It is going to be exciting to work with your team to create a “Brain Gym® wellness picture book” for our ESL learners.
With my greatest admiration and respect,