Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head, by neurophysiologist Carla Hannaford, is my favorite professional book of all time. It makes a compelling case for the mind/body connection and the need for movement as part of the learning process. No surprise, then, that I recommend it to teachers and parents at nearly every presentation I give. (I may be responsible for selling more of Carla's book than I have of my own!)
Now Carla has a new book. It's called Playing in the Unified Field: Raising & Becoming Conscious, Creative Human Beings. From the back of the book:
Our ideas about what we are and what we are capable of lag far behind what the science of the last hundred years has shown us. We are vibrational fields in a sea of vibrational fields, open to all potential. We are dynamic, learning beings with unavoidable power to influence one another and the surrounding world. The time has come to integrate these discoveries into our lives and the ways we educate our children.
Carla Hannaford, bestselling author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head, draws on science, our heritage of human wisdom, and her own experience as a biologist, parent and educator to advance an empowering new view of reality. Playing in the Unified Field offers inspiration, models and practical advice for raising our families with coherence, presence, love, and trust in their capacity to learn and grow.
Carla was lovely enough to have sent me a copy. I haven't had a chance to read it yet (I'm particularly looking forward to the chapter called "Educating with the Heart in Mind!") but wanted to pass along word of its existence!