Eye openers are mind openers [videorecording] : attention exercises for the classroom / produced by Image Tactics, Suggs Media Productions, Inc., Moving On Center/Learning Through Movement ; director, Jeanne Suggs.

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New York, N.Y. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2013.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Stress and distractions are major obstacles to learning at any class level. For the elementary classroom, specialized exercises called Eye Openers have been shown to dramatically improve focus and awareness among students. This program follows Dr. Martha Eddy-a widely respected educational consultant, founder of the Center for Kinesthetic Education, and the creator of Eye Openers-as she puts her movement and body coordination strategies into action. Working with a lively group of children in a real-world classroom setting, Dr. Eddy introduces simple yet effective exercises that cover relaxation, eye-hand coordination, eye-body coordination, attention warm-up, posture, peripheral vision, filtering out distractions, shifting focus between near and far, and more. The video contains sections on additional resources for educators, but Dr. Eddy's exercises can also be applied to adult learning environments. See for yourself the difference that Eye Openers can make.
Originally produced in 2011.
Creation/​Production credits
Editor, Jeanne Suggs ; consultant, Richard Kavner ; camera, Gregg de Domenico, Barry Chiate ; theme music composer and producer, Terry Fabrizio ; composer, William King.
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  • DVD-R.
  • This is a recorded DVD and may not play in all players or drives.
Featuring Martha Eddy ; voiceover, Barry Chiate.
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What are Eye Openers exercises? (1:41) -- Whole body exercises to build visual skills (1:09) -- Art of palming: classroom management at your fingertips (2:10) -- Letter writing: eye/hand coordination tracking (4:02) -- Eye-body coordination (2:28) -- Attention warm-up: name catching (3:32) -- Better posture for better vision (3:20) -- Seeing the point: filtering out distractions (4:08) -- Shifting focus near & far (5:46) -- Peripheral vision (1:45) -- Eye play makes learning fun (3:39) -- Movement activity elaborations (4:19) -- Explaining visual skills (1:37) -- Eye Openers: 4-step integrative process (2:09) -- Supplies and equipment (2:29).
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Attention exercises for the classroom
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