It comes as no surprise that children today exercise, move, and play outdoors less often than any previous generation, while at the same time engaging in ever more screen-time and “virtual reality.” The troubling result of this “evolutionary experiment” can be seen in the rise of problems related to attentional focus, concentration, impulse control, and in-depth learning.
Movement, rhythm, and creative play are the primary mechanisms by which the dynamic attentional systems of the brain self-organize during childhood and come to fruition during the teen years.
Tim Burns is an educator and author whose background includes over thirty years of experience as public school teacher and counselor.
First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university instructor, professional development consultant and conference presenter.
Since 1986, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Over the years, he has provided conference keynote addresses and workshops to over three thousand schools and educational organizations in over 25 countries throughout North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Tim’s popular brain presentations encompass students, grades pre-K through high school, faculty and parents.