Presentation on theme: "Lead The Way With New Point of View. INCREASE ATTENTION INCREASE COMPREHENSION INCREASE RETENTION INCREASE TEST SCORES MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT."— Presentation transcript:
INCREASE ATTENTION INCREASE COMPREHENSION INCREASE RETENTION INCREASE TEST SCORES MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT IN CLASSROOMS
A Canadian teacher named Allison Cameron put exercise bikes and treadmills in her high school classroom in 2007. Exercise was in addition to regular physical education classes at the school, and the results “blew me out of the water,” Cameron said. BODY MASS INDEXES WENT DOWN AND TEST SCORES WENT UP, PARTICULARLY IN WRITING, ACCORDING TO DATA POSTED Cameron’s website. An eighth-grade class keeping to Cameron’s “Movement Matters” program IMPROVED ITS WRITING TEST SCORES 245 PERCENT OVER A SCHOOL YEAR, SHE SAID.
At least 50% of a performance evaluation must be based upon data and indicators of student learning growth assessed annually and measured by statewide assessments or, for subjects and grade levels not measured by statewide assessments, by district assessments as provided in s. 1008.22(8), F.S. - Section 1012.34(3)(a)1., Florida Statutes SB 736, The Student Success Act (2010)
Walker desk being used in vice principals office to help troubled children to work off anger & open up.
“Aggressive responses to being frustrated are a normal part of early childhood, but children are increasingly expected to manage their emotions and control their behavior when they enter school,” said Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, Ph.D. “Kids who don’t do this well, who hit their classmates when they are frustrated or cause other types of disturbances in the classroom, are at especially high risk for long-term consequences including delinquency, violence, dropping out of school, abusing substances and even suicide. Research tells us that the earlier we can intervene, the better the chances of getting these children back on track.” According to interactional theory, delinquency comes about because of the pattern of interactions between the individual and his or her environment. As bonds to conventional society (e.g., parents and teachers) weaken, social control is reduced and delinquency becomes more likely.
Children who are obese are also more likely to experience breathing problems. Some may develop asthma, which can be life-threatening in severe cases. Also, obese children are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea resulting sluggish, tired and cranky in classroom. "Journal of the American Medical Association" found that obese children face emotional and social side effects similar to those of children facing cancer treatment. Childhood obesity can lead to the development of certain forms of cancer. According to the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hasn't changed, but how experts view the disorder is evolving in a new direction. Instead of only focusing on the difficulties posed by ADHD, today, the upsides are likely to be noted, too: the quick-wittedness, the speedy grasp of the big picture and the great enthusiasm for nearly everything. These traits make ADHDers endearing and simultaneously exasperating. This change may sound like just a new way of describing the same old thing, but to those with ADHD, the difference is profound. An estimated two percent to four percent of American adults and three percent to seven percent of children have the brain-based disorder. For them, it's the difference between seeing themselves as broken and thinking of themselves as having advantages, even if they have to cope with being fidgety, distractible or easily bored.
CHILDREN HAVE MANY FACETS THIS WORKS “My special needs student becomes engaged in learning while using this equipment.”
John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, research synthesizer, speaker, and author. An internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, recently publishing; ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. With the publication of his most recent book, "Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. With the publication of his new book “Spark” Dr. Ratey is directly linking exercise to brain power and conjoining that philosophy with not only the work place, but the education of our children. Ratey is not a visionary, he is a researcher and his research with children and teens brings to the foreground a fresh new way of laying out education in the public and private schools
Children today are born connected to technology ; PlayStation, Xbox, PSP, Wii, iPad, Nooks, cell phones, & computers. Games race their already excited minds. THEN WE ASK THEM TO “SIT STILL AND FOCUS!”
Physical activity makes the learner ready to learn by increasing attention, motivation and decreasing stress and anxiety. Exercise creates an environment within our brains to make our neurotransmitters ready to encode and change in response to learning. Exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells in the brain. When students exercise it excites brain cells within the hippocampus to change and become brand new nerve cells.
Kids are meant to move! The average child is in a sedentary position 4.3 hours during a typical school day. They are bored and unengaged Teachers are, rightfully so, frustrated with their student’s lack of motivation, focus and cooperation. When their bodies are in motion their brains are able to perform at optimal levels.
Principle’s are expected to have their students successfully pass the ever rising aptitude tests. Teachers are expected, to teach children who are distracted, antsy and lacking self confidence. Parents busy lives. Children’s electronics
The phasing out of physical education comes at a time when doctors are warning parents and educators about the dangers of childhood obesity. Meanwhile, researchers are beginning to probe the relationship between fitness and excelling in school. In a study conducted by the California Department of Education, higher academic achievement was associated with higher levels of fitness. According to a recent study, 44 percent of schools have cut back on physical education and recess to concentrate on reading and mathematics.
ABC News- Action Based Learning Implemented in PA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFmq8pNXx 9s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFmq8pNXx 9s CBS NEWS- The concept behind the "Learning Readiness Program" implemented in Illinois http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7GLPOmTY EE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7GLPOmTY EE