Anne Murphy Paul, Ed Classroom discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

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Okay we're back with anne murphy paul the author of the extended mind and one of the things that really struck me in the book. Is i have a child who has an iep and one thing that iep for people who don't know season special ed of some sort and get special supports at school and a lot of the concepts. In this book. I recognized from special ed supports and one of them is the role of the body in the mind. And this idea of fidgeting and kids you know when you go into a special. Ed classroom in school. Uc things like wobble seats. You see chew sticks kids who can chew on things while they learn. Some kids might be lying on the floor where they learnt walking around while they learn and again. I think our tendency is to look at it and say like oh these poor kids. They can't sit absolutely still and learn and use their brain muscle. Like it's supposed to be used and i was really struck in the book that this idea of like this is very fundamental to how the mind works motion and being inside your body while learning and taking in information and so. What's the connection there. yeah. I'm so glad you brought that up because it has often made that kids and people with learning differences are almost like the cutting edge of thinking outside the brain. I say that all the time. I'm like come..

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