Founder of VoimaKids. My background is in physiotherapy, sports science and early childhood education. I am endlessly curious about the link between physical activity and learning.
Hi, I am Anne. I live in Munich, Germany but my roots are deep in Finnish forests.
As a child I was learning to move and moving to learn surrounded by beautiful and clean nature. This led me to see movement and physical activity as a natural part of daily life as well as in a larger context as an amazing learning and teaching tool. After a long journey in physiotherapy, sport science and early childhood education I founded VoimaKids with an aim to enhance children's well-being and joy of lifelong learning. I believe that strong and healthy behavioural foundations for later life are formed in early childhood.
Currently, I execute lessons designed to improve gross motor skills of early learners. In addition I help educators to implement physically active learning methods and environments in order to increase physical activity and reduce sitting during the day.Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?
I am happy to join the community of like-minded people. I see community as a power that moves us forward. Collaboration is the key to driving change and awareness.How can education support students to flourish?
I see that student well-being lays foundation for effective learning and education plays a major role on this. But can students flourish if their teachers aren't? I think that we should see teachers own well-being as a professional priority and through this we can support students to flourish.
First of all, the word "Innovation" sounds something really big. Innovations need time and patience to have an impact. I think it is a process where even a smallest thing can grow, be supportive to other ideas and get the ball rolling.
In education innovations aim to make positive changes and enhance the teaching and learning process.