MOVING, LEARNing, and GROWing

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I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.   –Dr. Seuss

My family and I love Dr. Seuss.  My first grader thinks his books are absolutely hilarious, and I have to agree he was a genius.  I have always believed that a sense of creativity inspires, motivates, or simply, helps people learn.  I am a big proponent of elective courses.  Brain cells are activated by creativity, but my focus in this blog is on physical activity.  In previous posts I mentioned that physical activity was important to brain function, but I did not elaborate beyond mentioning how studies support improved academic and on-task behavior.  The fact of the matter is that the brain becomes active…

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