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Published on 16 October 2021
Teaching and the brain Part 2
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The answer is... The students with less class and more movement!
Hence, proving that the loss of time with addition to movement is not hindering academics.
Those who participate in daily PE show greater growth in academics
and a more positive outlook on their education
Many play oriented movements have the capacity to improve mental actions such as acquiring new information
Some examples are
Exercise Play- running chasing, dancing Rough and tumble play- soccer, football Outdoor learning- digging observing Construction Play- building structures or forts and many more!
When we exercise the brain releases dopamine and norepinephrine which energize us and lift our mood
It's always wonderful having happy students! Right?!
Unfortunately the same amount of educators who know about this connection dismiss it after the first few years of school
However, this connection between movement and learning never fades
How can we make strides towards implementing movement in our class if we don’t have PE everyday?
Lets take a look!
Movement Leader - have a student in charge of coming up with a movement to get the classes blood pumping and their brains woken up after each subject
Ball-toss game- Try passing a ball around the class and incorporate a counting game with each student who catches the ball.
Stretch- have students stand and stretch after lessons
Let's use the knowledge we have learned today
to be the best educators
Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the brain in mind. ASCD.