Linda Peck

Using mime, theatre, circus illusion, martial arts and sign language techniques, Linda will help your students explore concepts from various academic fields, including art, literature, history, communication and science. Themes can be tailored to each grade level or curriculum, and can include such things as literacy and communication, great works of art, or the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. By looking at these concepts through the lens of movement—integrating mind and body—the physical aspects of the workshop will also increase students’ coordination as we explore isolation movements, balance, power, and symmetry.

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About the Artist

Linda Peck M.Ed., is a Master Teaching artist, Presenter, Performer, and Theme Facilitator employing innovative practices to unpack Connecticut Common Core Standards. Whether in a residency with K-12 students, or presenting Professional Developments for teachers, Linda’s programs are inquiry based, process not outcome oriented, using Movement, Mime, Art, Masque, Math and Mindful techniques based in Asian disciplines (Tai Chi). Physical manifestations of concepts encourage transformational learning in the classroom. Adaptive exercises involving mindfulness enhance growth mindsets and mastery of information. As an embedded theme facilitator, Linda works with students weekly and presents PD’s.

Residencies

MINDFULNESS, MIME and Masque Social Emotional Cognitive Competencies

Students explore how various artists, ie. Alexander Calder, Paul Klee, Da Vinci, use math, and kinetic energy. Students investigate physical connections, mime design, masque and mindful techniques. A focus on developing the whole child is a principle objective in this meaningful program.

ASIAN STUDIES, LITERACY, MINDFULNESS

History, culture, and writings of China connected with their Mindfulness practices.

PHYSICS OF CIRCUS- PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Attributing Circus Skills to Motion and Force

VERY SPECIAL ARTS

Special Needs including children with Autism, Behavioral Needs and Hearing and Vision Impaired

Professional Development

THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT (tm) 

Teachers learn to maximize brain function through movement and innovative mindfulness practices, eg. Tai Chi (NIH accredited) relevant learning opportunities that incorporate 21st century thinking skills through physical activities. Educating the Whole Child. Also Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and DBL practices.

THEME FACILITATOR and COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-MINDFULNESS

Embedded Mindfulness and Arts Integration Advisor providing support for teachers and students. Additionally, engaging Parents in Community events employing Mindfulness and Innovative practices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQltsXpJKtI

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SPEAKING & PRESENTING (Teachers & Corporate)

Linda has presented for many Health Programs and Arts Integration Programs and can help your teachers or business associates learn about mindfulness, motivation, classroom management, and learning through the arts. Linda incorporates physical techniques with concepts that will aid in motivating students and or corporate leaders to prevent burnout and bring a fresh perspective on dealing with diverse personalities.

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PERFORMANCES-CIRCUS ILLUSION(tight rope, mime, juggling performances)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzx11_Yt1ug

 

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Mary Poppins , Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Dr. Seuss’s Thing No 3

Characters, performances, living statues and more!!!!  Call for more information.

Single:  $600

Pair:  $740

Full Day:  $1030

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