Teacher Resource Guide

Teacher Resource Guide

Web Sites:

Dance, Education and the Child:

  • Creative Dance Center, Seattle, WA Classes, workshops and teacher trainings: www.creativedance.org
  • Pathways Awareness Expecting a baby or grandchild? Have a little one?
    Work in a daycare? Your baby will appreciate it if you read this: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org/
  • Dance and the Child International USA (daci USA) promotes dance and the child, irrespective of race, color, gender, religion, national or social origin: www.daci.org
  • A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five Years from the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: www.aahperd.org/naspe
  • JABADAO , Based in the UK, an organization dedicated to further research into movement and the mind: http://www.jabadao.org/devmov/dev.html
  • National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO) for info about dance in education, dance educators directory and books and videos: www.ndeo.org
  • National Dance Association for arts and education standards, books and dance videos: email nda@AAHPERD.org

Brain Growth and Development and the Arts as a Tool for Learning

Learning Disabilities and Developmental Movement Therapy


  • Bowlby, J. A Secure Base. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1988.
  • Brandt, R. Powerful Learning, www.ascd.org
  • Brown, M., Keynes, R., Lumsden, A. The Developing Brain. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univerisity Press, 2001.
  • Conkling, W. Smart-wiring your baby’s brain: What You Can Do To Stimulate Your Child During the First Three Years. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2001.
  • Doman G. What To Do About Your Brain Injured Child. Philadelphia, PA: The Better Baby Press, 1990.
  • Dryden G. and Vos, J. The Learning Revolution. The Learning Web (800-637-6893), 1999.
  • Jensen, E., Teaching With The Brain In Mind, ASCD, Alexandria, VA, 1998. www.ascd.org
  • Jensen, E., Arts With the Brain in Mind, ASCD, Alexandria, VA, 2001.
  • Jensen, E., Learning With the Brain in Mind, The Brain Store, San Diego, 2000. (Email the author at edubrain@connect.com)
  • Gilbert, A. Creative Dance for All Ages. Reston, VA: NDA/AAHPERD, 1992.
  • Gilbert, A. Teaching the Three Rs Through Movement. NDEO, 1977/2002.
  • Gopnik, A., Meltzoff, A., Kuhl, P. The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1999.
  • Hackney, P. Making Connections, Total Body Integration Through Bartinieff Fundamentals, Gordon Breach Publishers (Available in paperback from Amazon.com)
  • Hannaford, C., Smart Moves , Arlington, VA: Great Ocean Publishers, 1995.
  • Healy, J. Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Parent’s Guide to Learning from Birth to Adolescence. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987.
  • Klaus, M. and P. The Amazing Newborn. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1985.
  • Randolph, S. and Heiniger, M., Kids Learn from the Inside Out, Available from the authors, 541-575-2413), 1998.
  • Ratey, J., The User’s Guide to the Brain.
  • Root-Bernstein, R. and M. Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People, Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  • Sprenger, M., Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action, ACSD, Alexandria, VA, 1999.
  • Stern, D. The Interpersonal World of the Infant. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1985.
  • Sylwester, R. A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain, www.ascd.org
  • Wolf, P., Brain Matters: Translating Research Into Classroom Practice, ASCD, 2001. (www.ascd.org)


  • Teaching Creative Dance (video) Anne Green Gilbert, www.creativedance.org, 2002.
  • BrainDance (video), Anne Green Gilbert, www.creativedance.org, 2003.


  • Music for Creative Dance Volumes 1-4. Eric Chappelle. info@ravennaventures.com
  • I am the Song . Kerri Lynn Nichols. contact@treefrogpro.com
  • Music for Dancers. Kerri Lynn Nichols. contact@treefrogpro.com
  • Gradual Motion Peter Jones, PO Box 294, South Hadley, MA 01075
  • John’s Music Center , Seattle, WA, www.johnsmusic.com