The Five Star Program ®

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While raising her daughter, Mariola Strahlberg, MS, LAc witnessed the many struggles children had in schools and at home doing their homework. She dreamed of starting a center, where through the use of natural modalities, she would be able to help children achieve their unique potential. After a successful 25-year career in computer field, she went back to school, studied Oriental Medicine and modalities such as movement, color, sound, essential oils and healthy eating that prove helpful for children's overall health and emotional well-being as well as their learning. She opened Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood, Inc in Chestnut Ridge, NY where she works with families to help them with challenges their children face. Through the Five Star Program(r), she brings elements of her work to schools, after school programs and camps. She offers workshops, trainings and retreats for parents and educators who are seeking innovative strategies in their home and professional lives. To learn more, visit

The Five Star Program (r)

A Step-by-Step Teacher's Guide to Innovative Classroom Strategies that Awaken Students' Unique Potential

Authored by Mariola Strahlberg
Edition: First

Written for novice and seasoned professionals alike, the Five Star Program(r) offers educators and parents a simple five-step process to help anyone, young or old, improve academic performance, manage stress, and foster a positive attitude towards learning and life in general. The program has been used successfully for the past 15 years in schools, after-school programs, camps, homes and private practices.
The author reminds us that the Five Star Program(r) is not a novel idea but is rooted in the old forgotten wisdom that to learn with ease, we need movement, positive outlook, fresh air, water, the ability to be in the moment, and short breaks. The program engages all learners, is compatible with students' learning styles and abilities, and honors their unique potential. It improves students' focus, motivation, comprehension and presentation abilities as well as their self-esteem. You begin by setting an intention for the activity and doing few minutes of movements that are good for your brain. Then you focus on your activity till you start loosing concentration (usually around 20 minutes) and you take a short break. You repeat this process till you are finished. You add to it daily aerobic exercise and you have the Five Star Program(r). Since teachers participate in the program as much as their students, the feeling of cooperation, empathy and respect is a side benefit of using it in the classroom.

Publication Date:
0692540598 / 9780692540596
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Classroom Management

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