"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, February 9, 2009


"Only an organism that moves from place to place has a brain.

The sense organs are towards the front of the body and so, only animals with a head have brains in their truest sense.

Movement is essential to efficient brain usage.

Movement helps to coordinate the brain and the body. This leads to synergy, energy, and power within the intellect."

[Excerpted from the book, 'Braindancing: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', by Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's Personal Comments: Sadly, there are still educators & scientists who seemed to believe that learning was learning or rather thinking was thinking, & movement was movement, & never the twain would meet.

This is in spite of the fact that many research studies have supported the strong links between physical education, the arts, like dance & theatre, & learning.

Come to think of it, the adage 'Move Your Butts' makes a lot of sense.

To learn more about the connections between movement & learning, I like to recommend the following readings:

- Carla Hannaford's 'Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in the Head';
- Paul Dennison's 'Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning';
- Paul Dennison's 'Brain Gym for Business: Instant Brain Boosters for On-the-Job Success';

To all the detractors out there who still like to throw spanners, I can only share with you this great quote from Albert Einstein:

"Great Spirits have Always Encountered Violent Opposition from Mediocre Minds."

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