• Enhance learning through Physical Education!!!!!!!


    Physical Activities

    * Performing complex movements such as dancing, throwing, or playing tag engages areas of the brain involved in problem solving, planning and sequencing (Calvin, 1996).
    * Motor stimulation via movement improves learning and retention of information (Brink, 1995).
    * Vail found a positive relationship between overall fitness and academic achievement (Vail, 2006).
    Interest in Learning
    * Grissom,(2005) Compared scores on FITNESSGRAM to reading and math scores on Achievement Test in grades 5, 7, and 9...  Higher academic performance was positively related to higher levels of fitness with greatest gains in students who met three or more fitness standards.
    * Research at University of Illinois (2009) demonstrated 10% more brain activity after a bout of physical activity as compared to a resting state.

Last Modified on August 10, 2017