Let Your Body Learn: An Embodied Pedagogy
January 2023

Let Your Body Learn: An Embodied Pedagogy

Rabbi Dr. Yechiel Hoffman
Independent Consultant and Educator
YH Consulting
The Let Your Body Learn pedagogy provides an opportunity to ritualize embodied learning on a regular basis.

Anyone who finds themselves in work or study that primarily requires them to utilize their intellectual faculties to analyze, interpret, critique, understand, and make decisions can use the Let Your Body Learn pedagogy to tap into their body’s natural energy cycles. In utilizing a pedagogy that emphasizes embodied learning as an essential part of the learning process, one needs to adopt tools, dispositions, and a mindset for prioritizing time to pause, reconsider, reflect, and better appreciate the process of work. This practice provides an opportunity to ritualize embodied learning three times a day on a regular basis. The pedagogy should be instituted in a manner to allow for experimentation, variation, iteration, and self-guidance, even when supported within a group or by a facilitator. This practice can be undertaken in many environments, whether at home with your family, in an office with colleagues, or in a class with other students.

Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman, EdD empowers individuals to embark on personal journeys through meaningful collective learning experiences. As a community activist, he serves as a rabbinic adviser, activist, and outreach expert for issues related to LGBTQIA+ inclusion, women's issues, and education. Yechiel’s educational leadership has enriched the Jewish journeys of children and adults in as diverse settings as Jewish Day Schools, community organizations, synagogues, and Jewish edtech. Yechiel received the prestigious Pomegranate Prize from the Covenant Foundation, and earned a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University, and is the co-founder of JedLAB.
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