Movement Programs at School

Inspired by Alberta’s initiative, Don’t walk in the Hallway, this Manitoba school was inspired to install a Sensory Path.

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This is such a fun and fantastic way to work out the wiggles so students can renew themselves and reenter their classroom ready to learn.

Chevalier sees a strong future for movement programs in schools. “I think a lot of schools are embracing opportunity for choice in seating in the classrooms, and this just directly complements that concept.”Brandy Chevalier, Principal, Roland School

She hopes such exercise “can become a preventative measure for some behaviour issues that might happen by a child who cannot regulate themselves to sit in class.”

What’s the Big Deal?

This program gives parents structure, and a safe place to learn and share. As a Certified Mad2Glad Parent Coach I am in a position where I have some tidbits of advice for parents that don’t involve doctors, therapists or negativity in any way, and I put the power to improve their lives, their families and themselves in their own hands.

I also now have simple and solid advice for educators that may be counterintuitive to the way that they were taught, but brings them such joy at the outcome of these simple tiny tidbits of advice.

My Mentor: Samantha Moe

Samantha Moe, founder of Mad2Glad, is a passionate, positive and empowering visionary. She has taken the elephant in the room, named it, studied it and figured out a way to embrace it and overcome it. Both as a parent and a teacher, this Mad2Glad work heals the weak spot, the WHAT DO I DO and that’s the one thing, no matter how educated we’ve become, that nobody but Samantha has figured out.

This blueprint is a system, rooted in neuroscience, child development and the experience of professionals and parents – and it works! I’m so grateful that she’s chosen to share her wisdom to help more and more families find calm and enjoyment in their family’s lives.