This book casts an extraordinary and refreshing light on how we learn in the world. Coming from a background in education and somatic work: breath and movement, working with children and teenagers and teacher training I found McGilchrist's book moving, breath taking in its erudition and scope and a fantastic resource for teachers who need to understand more viscerally and vividly about education of the kinaesthetic, the cognitive and the emotional. In short, how the full human being learns. The affirmation of the right hemisphere and the dance between the two sides, offers archetypes for our age: of diversity,dialogue and partnership, rather than inequality, imbalance and dominance. The numerous examples and case studies build a drumbeat of examples, anchoring his points in the physical and metaphorical. A brilliant, brilliant book accessible to the lay reader and a tremendous boost for left handed misfits!I intend to have this book near me for a very long time for reread upon reread.
by Nell Smyth
Breath and the Word: literacy in action