Movement, Fitness, Dance and LearningFor our full research paper on Generation FIT and ExerLearning, e-mail As
Einstein so succinctly pointed out, "Learning is experience. Everything
else is just information." Piaget, the noted child development
specialist studied by future teachers, labeled this learning
sensorimotor and determined it was the child's earliest form of
learning. Since then, brain research has proven them both to be right.
ExerLearning® In times of diminishing financial resources, educators must make hard choices. Check out the ExerLearning BLOG at http://exerlearning.blogspot.com Do dance, fitness skills, balance and physical education belong in the school budget? Are they frills or fundamentals? When
classroom teachers are over-scheduled and busier than ever, is there
time for movement, exercise and dance in the learning environment? http://exerlearning.blogspot.com/" class="wikicreatelink"
years, it seemed the educational and scientific communities believed
that “thinking was thinking and movement was movement,” and never the
twain would meet. Maverick scientists envisioned links between thinking
and movement for decades -- but with little public support. Today, we
know better. Educator, Judy Shasek and researched in Maine (Dr. Ann
Maloney) and PA have scoured the research done in more than 200
studies. There is no denying the strong links between physical
education, the arts – including dance, and cognitive learning. (More
quantitative studies will be released in Summer 2007)
estimated annual cost of obesity in the United States is about 100
billion dollars – 127 million dollars of which is related to obesity in
children six to 17. And with obesity come the corresponding dangers of
high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even
cancer. A 1993 study showed that only tobacco cause more deaths per
year than the nearly 300,000 deaths brought on by inactivity and poor
nutrition. So, obviously, we want our children to get and stay active!
Can we add activity while enhancing academic success?http://exerlearning.blogspot.com/" class="wikicreatelink"