Welcome to The Kinetic Classroom where you will find professional development videos, downloads and activities based on our Live Improving Executive Function in the Classroom Cognitive-Physical and Coaching Activities featured in our books "70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior" (Kenney & Comizio), "Musical Thinking", "Bloom" (Kenney & Young) and "Bloom Your Room" (Kenney & Garcia).
Here you will find moveTHINK, the 30+ easy-to-use 2-3 minute videos with step-by-step instruction and videos on how to improve your K-8th grade students' attention, working memory, self-control and cognitive flexibility by incorporating coordinative beat-based movement and cognitive coaching activities 2-3 minutes at a time. We have developed, tested and refined these activities based on over 100 published research studies over the past 20 years.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that may be used for state re-certification hours or professional development hours.
See what the moveTHINK course looks like HERE.
See the student activities HERE.
If you'd like us to bring research-based cognitive-motor movement activities to your school or clinic let us know firstname.lastname@example.org. This year we shall be in Paris, Sweden, New York, Portland, Casper, Wyoming, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and more. We love what we do and are thrilled you are interested in integrating the newest cognitive-movement research in your classroom or clinic.
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Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. Her Doctorate in Psychology is from Pepperdine.
Dr. Kenney’s books include 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking™; and Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015). Her professional development platform The Kinetic Classroom brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide. In 2017, she co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences.
Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.