Workshop testimonials

LORAINE KOTZE

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY HANLIE VAN ZYL


Should have had this workshop long ago. This should be part of Teacher's training! I never felt that I knew so little and had so little time to apply everything I have learnt, as after these workshops. These workshops should be compulsory for ALL teachers. 'A numb bum makes kids dumb'. Get them moving! Mind Moves should be an integrated part of all Junior Primary teaching moments - counting, spelling, etc. I wish I could have my teaching career over.  

KEITH CASTLE

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHAELA DE GIER


This is all extremely valuable information that all parents, teachers and caregivers should be aware of.  (I've learned about) the importance of seemingly insignificant movements on overall neural development. Things we never gave a second thought when we were growing up were so vital to our future development and now those same things are scarce or even missing in our modern, technological age. Time to switch off the computer and go outside and play!

TRICIA HUME

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHAELA DE GIER


I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about children from a different perspective and found the information given so insightful and meaningful in order for me as an educator to better understand the children that are put into my care for a year of their lives. Thank you.

SIMA DIAR

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY ZHARINA WAJOODEEN


Practical yet doable activities that can be done with children and adults to assist with spelling. The Facilitator was excellent - very gentle and very giving of her time and knowledge. There was a very open and sharing atmosphere that was created. The workshop was very interactive and demonstrated the effects of the exercise, so one leaves with the conviction that it works.

RIA SWIEGERS

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR CORNÉ KOTZE


Mind Moves maak definitief 'n reuse verskil. Gr.R - leerders wat aan die begin van die jaar glad nie hulle middellyn kon kruis nie, kan dit nou doen. Verder geniet hulle die bewegings... Dis ook vir hulle baie lekker as hulle 'n beurt kry om (vir die klas) te kan tel en so assesseer ons sommer of hulle kan tel. As ons die dag dalk nie kon Mind Moves doen nie, is die klomp sommer baie woelig en is dit moeilik om met hulle huis (klas) te hou.

IRENE REID

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHAELA DE GIER


A very insightful course that challenges one to re-examine not only their teaching and learning but their relationships and how they relate to others in terms of PQ, EQ and IQ. I will be working towards becoming a trainer. The  most valuable insight was linking my existing knowledge of child development and learning & teaching pedagogy to a holistic framework of brain development (neuroscience) and seeing how everything ties together to produce a happy learner, learning well as an individual.

ELREDY HAWABES

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY MARIETJIE POGGENPOEL


I'm happy for attending this workshop -  it teaches me few things I didn't know about, or what to do, to help a child.  I feel great working with a kid and knowing that I'm the reason for that kid's improvement. This gives me more courage to do my best to help him improve. I'm looking forward to attend upcoming workshops too to learn more but not only for myself but for him too.

FRANCES LOADER

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHAELA DE GIER


As an educator I understand why skill in this area (legible handwriting)  is so important, and I now better understand how to prepare my learners for writing and doing so well. I gained valuable insight into how children experience challenges in this area and how, with the correct exercises we may begin to MEND and BEND within the classroom context.

NITA COETZEE

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR IGNA DU PLESSIS


Fantastiese inligting. Wens ek het alles geweet 7 jaar gelede. Baie, baie dankie - ek was voorwaar ook 'n mamma wat my 3 kinders kognitief gedruk het ipv om groot otories en gravitasie in plek te stel. Nou sukkel ek met lae spiertonus, swak potloodgreep en ruimtelike oriëntasie met my kinders.

CHERRYL KNOETZE

WORKSHOP ATTENDEE


These sessions have been the most worthwhile activity I have taken part in for a long time. It has given me insight and inspiration in many aspects. I am very grateful. Thank you for providing an opportunity to learn more. It has been very valuable.

BUSISIWE VALOYI

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY RIKA TERBLANCHE


I now know that anyone has an ability to learn and understand.  As a teacher and a mother I learnt that I should understand my students and children and get to know their backgrounds of development and what they are about, in order to be able to teach them or help them. The human body is designed to move, so exercises are important, they help to maintain concentration, better focus and help with muscle developments. I now know that there are dominance and learning styles - some people prefer to see what is being demonstrated, some just want to hear what is being said and some need to touch what is being demonstrated;  and as a teacher I should learn to accommodate those who want to see, touch and hear in my teaching.

CECILIA NGUNOVANDU

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY HANLIE VAN ZYL


Getting to know about Mind Moves really changed my whole attitude about children and how/ why the do certain things. I make sure that I implement what I have learnt during this period with the institute and I see wonders.

KAREN COETZER

WERKSWINKELDEELNEMER


Ons maak soms gevolgtrekkings oor 'n kind met leerprobleme, maar dikwels is die probleem baie dieper. Die werkswinkels laat my net weer besef hoe kompleks en wonderlik die mens regtig is. 'n Mens moet nooit ooit dink daar is nie 'n oplossing vir 'n leerprobleem nie. Die werkswinkels motiveer my regtig om elke leerprobleem te sien as 'n uitdaging en nie as 'n struikelblok nie.

NIKIWE MODISE

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY JENNY-LEE SMITH


Thank you for these workshops - they are fruitful and encourage teachers to give their best. I have learned how to differentiate between children of the same age,  who are well developed and those who are not developed;  the importance of repetition when teaching them; and the love that you must give to each child and the patience that you must have.

MARIEZANNE LOMBAARD

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR IGNA DU PLESSIS


Die aanbieding was baie goed!! Dis op 'n maklike, eenvoudige manier aangebied, sodat dit verstaanbaar is. Selfs die ervaring wat jy beleef saam met die werkswinkel laat jou vinnig besef hoe daardie kind/persoon moet voel, ons is geneig om dit nie raak te sien nie.

MARIANNE PRINSLOO

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY HANLIE VAN ZYL


This workshop opened up another field of interest for me. I will be able to use it to help learners with learning difficulties as well as other learners. I gained a better understanding of what Mind Moves is all about.

MARLINI PILLAY

ATTENDED WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHAELA DE GIER


As a teacher, the workshops have helped me to better understand kids in my class who struggle to concentrate. I am now able to see the bigger picture of learning and how the optimum integration of the senses, the brain and the muscles is critical to learning.

MILANIE VENTER

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR CORNÉ KOTZE


Corné is 'n ongelooflike fasiliteerder - sy ondersteun ongelooflik en verduidelik tot mens verstaan. Haar passie maak mens lus vir nog meer kursusse. Ek kon nie wag om dit met my eie kinders te toets nie.  Hoe waardevol is alles wat sy en Mind Moves tot ons lewens gevoeg het. Die waardevolste insig tydens die werkswinkels was die integrasie van verskillende vlakke en hoe alles op die uiteinde bymekaar uitkom. Om die agterstande te kan identifiseer en dit nie as stoutigheid af te maak nie, ook om 'n verskil in die kind se gedrag te sien wanneer Mind Moves gedoen word. Die hele kursus is WOW.

CORLIA VORSTER

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY DR MELODIE DE JAGER


It's wonderful to be part of the Mind Moves "community". Having access to information through e-mails and being informed of more workshops is fabulous! I also like the academic challenge, without having to invest huge amounts of time studying. Everything is relevant and practical!

ESTELLE VAN DER WALT

WERKSWINKELDEELNEMER


MIND MOVES het vir my n ander wereld oopgemaak ! Ek is van mening dat elke onderwyser blootstelling hieraan moet kry om 'n verskil te kan maak in kindertjies se lewens. Dankie vir die geleentheid. Ek werk elke dag met Gr R kindertjies en dit was vir my 'n ongelooflike ervaring om die leerinhoud van Mind Moves met die praktyk te integreer. Die Mind Moves oefeninge is vir my baie waardevol by die kleintjies en die inhoud rondom leerblokkasies gee my insig en beter begrip hoe om elke kind te hanteer. Die bloudruk profiele het my ook baie geïnteresseer en ek het selfs sover gegaan om my klas daarvolgens te skuif en aan te pas.

VERONA BURGER

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR IGNA DU PLESSIS


Ek kan net dankie sê vir die goeie standaard van aanbieding. Alles wat ons geleer het is iets wat ons kan gebruik met ons eie kinders en ook leerders in die klas. Die hele kursus was in my opinie uitstekend, ek het reeds boeke van mind moves gelees, maar die kursus het my net gehelp om alles beter te verstaan. My gunsteling gedeelte was die gedeelte van Neuro-agterstande.  

MARNA MYBURG

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR IGNA DU PLESSIS


Ek besef nou hoekom ek soms optree soos ek optree, maar ook hoekom ander mense optree soos hulle doen. Die oefeninge help my en my kinders baie. Ek wens ek het lankal hiervan te hore gekom, dan het ek verseker makliker groot gemaak aan my kinders, gelukkig is hulle nog redelik klein en kan ek van nou af met hierdie kennis meer vir hulle  en vir my doen en vir hulle die lewe makliker maak.

HAZEL JEANNE SMITH

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY DR MELODIE DE JAGER


After 20 years after teaching , I now know why some children are the way they are . It all makes sense now.  Practical ideas were given to us.  

YVETTE MALAN

WERKSWINKELDEELNEMER


Puik, puik! Hierdie kursuse moet verpligtend gemaak word vir onderwysers en vir swanger mammas. Ek kan net nie genoeg kry van Mind Moves nie. Vir die eerste maal verstaan ek werklik waaroor ons samestelling gaan.

VUYOKAZI JANUARY

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY DR MELODIE DE JAGER


The workshop was well planned and organised. The content was amazing,  I've learnt so much and can't wait to disseminate the knowledge and understanding gained.

MRS R M SALOOJEE

FOCUS WEEK WORKSHOP ATTENDEE


Your workshop I attended during the "Focus week,' at Turffontein during the week of GPEDU training proved extremely insightful and valuable. I learnt that the mind of the impressionable child/learner is a powerful force to be reckoned with. The information and the manner it was explained to us, made me as an Educator realise that I have to see little budding learners differently. They are ours to mold in such a way that they become skillful contenders of society by means of using their God given senses and intuition to control their minds and the wonderful organ the brain. I learnt that focusing solely on the academics is not the ultimate goal. Children are the most important invention of Almighty God and all they need is the Adults to guide and motivate them with the best resources available and that is the innate human body itself. I would hope that workshops such as these become "Road shows,' at every school, countrywide that can afford and accord the opportunity, to and from your organisation. Thank you once again for according me the opportunity to change my mundane way of thinking and implementing in the classroom. I'm going to do things differently so that my special learners derive maximum benefit from my new - found knowledge. Yours in Education and kind regards. Mrs R. M. Saloojee - a lifelong learner and "it's never too late," participant

MARYNA SCHOLTZ

WERKSWINKEL BYGEWOON WAT AANGEBIED IS DEUR IGNA DU PLESSIS


Hierdie Mind Moves Werkswinkels behoort deur die Onderwys Departement verpligtend gemaak  te word vir alle onderwysers. Dit gee jou 'n beter begrip van die kinders se gedrag en 'n goeie geheelbeeld van die mens.

SALLY WIGGILL

WORKSHOP ATTENDEE


The most valuable insight I gained from the workshops is that there is light at the end of the tunnel for teachers who deal with a vast array of learning styles, difficulties etc. I am using the Mind Moves in my class and am looking forward to zoning in on specifics with the children I teach and to sharing this information with the parents so that they too can implement the exercises at home. I found the information on dominance fascinating. Parents should do a course on this even before their babies are born!