Brain Research

Brain Research - WE ARE IT!

Physical activity is good not only 
for the heart, but also for the 
brain, feeding it glucose and 
oxygen, and increasing nerve 
connections, all of which makes it 
easier for children of all ages to 
learn.  Numerous studies show that 
children who exercise do better in 

Newsweek 2/19/96

Brain Research

Know and share the importance of physical education by what you do within your classroom – offer resources, authors, research-based connections that support physical education as it creates and enhances a movement and learning bond. You are doing it……. Thanks, Kathy

Enjoy a "few" quotes - research the author

  • Movement facilitates cognition. The only reason we have a brain is because we move. (Sylwester)
  • Motor skills are fundamental to learning. (Jensen)
  • 85% of children are natural kinesthetic learners. (Hannaford)
  • Exercise can boost brain function, improve mood and increase learning. (Ratey)
  • Lifetime Physical Activity grows new brain cells (Gage)
  • Physical Activity increases NR2B protein that increases memory retention (Cline)
  • People who are most aerobically fit have the fastest cognitive responses. (Van Praag)
  • Movement is the body's natural reward system. (Jensen)
  • Memory is retrieved better when learned through movement. (Jensen)
  • The brain is hard wired for rhyme, rhythm, movement and emotion. (Wolfe)

Enjoy a "few" book titles - research the author

  • Spark
  • Smart Moves
  • Brain Gym
  • The Learning Gym
  • Hands On-Brain Gym in CLassroom
  • Thinking on Your Feet
  • Teaching with the Brain in Mind
  • Learning with the Brain in Mind
  • Introduction to Brain Compatible Learning
  • Start SMart-Brain Power in Early Years

Dr. Carla Hannaford 
Paul and Gail Dennison
Erich Ballinger
Isabel Cohen-Marcelle Goldsmith (P. Dennison) 
Jean Blaydes Madigan
Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Pam Schiller