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The Body Tells the Learning Story…

Dear Educators,

This is a professional learning series designed specifically for you.  It’s the first in our “Body to Brain Learning Professional Development Series” and is made up of five x 50-60 minute presentations offered once a week from the end of May through June of 2020.  It is online and live with the opportunity for questions and answers following each presentation. 


Is an introduction to the neuro-developmental motor and sensory processes that impact learning success. You will learn about the ways in which neuro-motor and sensory systems (NMS) are crucial for supporting learning and for developing the body-based functions that help and support successful academic learning in your students. 

The five sessions of  “The Body Tells a Learning Story…” are presented on-line & live once a week for 5 weeks.  They are about 45 – 50 minutes per session with an opportunity to ask questions. (And, yes, sessions will be recorded and made available for a limited time for those who can’t make it to the live presentations).

Every session includes practical ideas. As a bonus, you can download materials along the way that you can use straight away. 

Session 1: 

An overview and Introduction:  How Does the Body Tell a Learning Story? 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 @ 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)  

(This session is FREE!)

Session 2: 

The Balance & Co-ordination Learning Story. 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 @ 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 

Session 3: 

The Vision Learning Story. 

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 @ 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 

Session 4: 

The Hearing Learning Story.   

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 @ 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 

Session 5: 

The Movement and Readiness to Learn Story. 

The Introductory session is FREE 

It gives you insight into this perspective of learning and how we learn in educational settings, and, tells you a bit more about what to expect in the sessions that follow.  It offers you a chance (at no cost) to see if this is a professional learning exercise you want to continue with.

It provides general information about the body cues that show us there may be developmental neuro-motor and sensory issues affecting our students learning.  It explains how the “Body to Brain Learning Educator’s Checklist” (See the Bonus descriptions below) helps teachers identify ways to help their students using a neuro-motor and sensory development perspective. 

If you can’t make it to the presentations and discussions, then don’t worry, a recording will be made available to registered participants for a limited time following the presentations.


Sign up for more information about this series, and we will send you access to download a  “Body to Brain Learning Educator’s Checklist” immediately. You can use the “Body to Brain Educator’s Checklist” straight away by reflecting on or observing children with learning challenges in your class. We will discuss how to use the checklist and what to do with the information you gather during the course of the learning series.

Towards the end of “The Body Tells the Learning Story…” learning series, we will also give you an infographic/ poster to explain to others what we have been discussing and learning in the program. The infographic outlines the body systems that support learning and explains part of the body-based learning story. You can print it off for your reference or, use it to explain to your colleagues, students and their families what it is that the body is telling you about learning stories in your classroom.

At the end of the series, I’m hoping there will be an opportunity for you to hear from practitioners in the field who can tell you what this approach looks, sounds and feels like in their schools.  My aim is for them to share stories of the success they’ve experienced by incorporating this approach and way of thinking in their practice every day. I’ll tell you more about this opportunity as we go through the program.

If you would like to join me and make this a part of your professional learning story, then sign up to our email list by clicking on this button. (It also appears at the bottom of my letter and will take you to a new page to sign up for more.)

Once you are signed up I will send you the “Body to Brain Learning Educator’s Checklist” bonus AND information on how to enrol in the learning series. (Remember, the first presentation is free!)

If you are not sure you can participate in all of the sessions but would prefer to “pop in and out” of the series, then, join us for those presentations in which you are interested. While each session builds on previous information, the program isn’t so tightly interlinked that you can’t pop in and out of the series. (We know life happens and sometimes you just want to access bits of information when you can squeeze it in.)  In each session, you will learn something about how “The Body Tells the Learning Story” and how each component helps create a complete learning story.  Each session is relevant for application in an educational environment.   

You can purchase the complete set of the sessions of “The Body Tells a Learning Story” as a package deal (special introductory price of $167 incl GST) OR, by the session ($45 incl GST), Please note, this is a special introductory price for this offering.

I am really looking forward to having you as part of this professional learning story and to the opportunity to share some of my knowledge and experience with you.

So, sign up, using this link/button;   

You will receive details in your email box. Then, download your free “Body to Brain Learning Educators Checklist” and we can get this learning story started.

If you still have questions, send me an email. 

Kind regards,


(Dr Christine Payard PhD) 

P.S.  “The Body Tells the Learning Story” is the first in the “Body to Brain Learning”® Professional Learning Series offered by Integrating Thinking®.  Be adventurous and join us on this introductory offer. This is one chapter in your professional learning story that is crucial for enhancing student learning opportunities in your classroom.


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