The research is clear and it’s time for educators to rethink the body-brain connection! Sure, exercise and fitness builds strong bodies, but they are also crucial to building strong brains and developing better learners. Examining: Ignite the Brain: Boosting Learning through Exercise & Fitness is a 3 credit hour course in which participants will explore exercise’s power to improve student learning and grades; help fight addiction; boost mood, and reduce symptoms associated with ADHD, depression, anxiety, and stress. Whether you’re a P.E. or classroom teacher, this course is for you.
This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.
Course Materials/Required Text:
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (2008) by John J. Ratey. Paperback reprint 2013. This book is available for purchase through bookstores and online. Due to page and format differences between hard copies and electronic copies of the book, the Kindle version is NOT recommended.