Joanna Lowry '62 said on Oct. 2, 2014 at 12:25 p.m. Absolutely!! When studying for finals at UT, I would take a break after 5 hrs and grab some friends to go to the park, dancing, or some other activity for a couple of hours. Then back to the books. Expending physical energy increases oxygen levels, relieves brain fatigue....other good things.
I guess my question is - Why, oh, why do we keep studying things that we know by experience? Or, Why don't these 'youngsters' learn from history?
Also true of the students I taught. And, if I ruled the world, we'd go back to 1-hr lunch periods!!!
Pam C. said on Sept. 10, 2014 at 1:57 p.m. Students who have a quality physical education class definitely benefit, but adding movement activities in the classroom through brain breaks, a walk around the school,activity based learning also have shown improvement in cognitive performance.