Executive functioning issues are weaknesses in a key set of mental skills, such as attention, working memory, and flexible thinking.
EF challenges often appear in kids with learning and attention issues. We know that when children understand that executive functions are cognitive skills and cognitive skills can be learned, they are empowered to participate in the development of their own thinking skills. But how might physical exercise help children improve their thinking, learning, and self-regulation?
Join us and cohost Lynne Kenney, Psy.D. (@DrLynneKenney) to learn about the research and discuss ways to improve a child’s (students’) executive functions, with movement, dance, drumming and physical education.
Join the chat Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 12pm ET by visiting u.org/ldchat.
Here are some research facts you can feel free to share with your schools.
We wish to get every child in every classroom moving more so that they think better.
In 2019-2020, we shall be teaching more than 30 cognitive and motor activities to enhance thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior LIVE and online for professional development. We’ll teach you how to bring cognitive-exercise to your classroom (Grades K-5) so that your students may become “cognitive scientists” understanding the role of movement in cognition. Can’t attend a workshop? Find the activities in The Kinetic Classroom here.
Learn how to “Be the Beat” do “The Little Jane Fonda” and partner with your students to make up your own patterns and sequences to enhance cognition. Sign-up to receive FREE activities and learn about upcoming events and webinars here.
Chat with us about education and learning on our Facebook page. We are interested in how you and your students grow with cognitive skill education and motor movement.