Monday, March 18, 2013
If you're smart and you know it...
They are doing a study at the University of Kansas Medical Center that helps teachers incorporate physical activity into their academic programs.
For eight years, they worked with several school districts in the state and more than 1000 students to add momtion to lesson plans.
After three years, it was noted that some children in the groups with activity outperformed their peers academically.
The researchers took the simple route--for example, a second-grade teacher can teach kids to count by twos--jumping up and down once for each answer. Count to 100--50 jumps.
No equipment needed.
Sometimes teachers think letting the kids caper or jump makes them rowdier--it's the opposite.