Sunday, May 17, 2015

Our Article on Body-Brain System Is
Featured on PDK Common Core Website

Understanding how the body and brain work in conjunction with one another has positive implications for learning and student achievement. Donna and I were pleased to have the opportunity to delve into this topic in an article that we contributed to the Phi Delta Kappan Common Core Writing project.

In the article, entitled Smart moves: Powering up the brain with physical activity, we describe the body-brain system and its importance in student achievement, classroom behavior, and the development of cognitive skills. We also cite compelling research that shows the positive effect that physical activity has on cognitive performance of students from preschool through college.

Read the article in its entirety here for specific strategy recommendations that teachers, administrators, and policy makers can use to incorporate physical activity into classroom learning, with the desired result of improving students’ performance as measured by the Common Core and other academic standards. 

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