I am a big advocate for recess, both at school and outside of school. According to Gabrielle deGroot Redford:
As we age, our short-term memory of details in the immediate past—what we ate for breakfast, where we put our glasses—decreases. A recent study, however, found that mice who exercised regularly not only learned a new task more quickly but also retained what they learned better and actually developed new brain cells in the memory section of the brain. The most exciting part of the study, though, was that the mice were about the equivalent of 70 in human years, and they developed increased memory skills after exercising for only one month.
So the recess you hopefully enjoyed in your youth (if you’re a digital immigrant) was not just good for your heart and limbs– it was also good for your mind! Active bodies tend to have active minds. And this is what we should want inside and outside schools! So why are so many leaders mixed up when it comes to promoting literacy and learning?!
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On this day..
- Choose Your Own Adventure YouTube Video: Lessons Learned - 2017
- Podcast429: Creating to Learn - Videoconference Keynote to Bangalore, India - 2015
- Moving Students From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-ABLE: Michael Wesch at TEDxKC - 2014
- Left to Their Own Devices - 2013
- Help Shape the Vision of Oklahoma City Public Schools: Sunday August 4th - 2013
- Books on My Wish List Thanks to Bob Sprankle - 2012
- 12 Graphics to Illustrate Mapping Media to the Curriculum - 2012
- The phrase "CIPA compliant content" can be misleading - 2011
- iPad Apps for the classroom #blackfootETC - 2011
- Transformative Personal Connections in a Hyperconnected World #blackfootETC - 2011