Research supports our method of teaching
Wtih an emphasis on individuality, creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth, Montessori Academy of Owasso is preparing your children to change the world.
Most of us parents are familiar with the old “This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign, but if you think that was scary, you should see what your brain looks like when you don’t do enough physical activity.
Talk about frying your mind! An article in The Atlantic details a study done on kids who were in a regular physical activity program versus kids who weren’t, and depicted the results by comparing images of their brains. These images powerfully show how much more brain activity was stimulated in the former group. Specifically, the active group had better ability to resist distraction, maintain focus, switch between tasks, and had stronger memory control.
The disparity between the two images is shocking, and demonstrates “a causal effect of a physical program on executive control, and provides support for physical activity for improving childhood cognition and brain health.”
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Research shows that a child must move around, in both big and small ways, in order to fully comprehend new academic concepts and develop better attention over time. Journalist Valerie Strauss explains why the current public school method of students sitting in desks for hours on end is actually counter-productive to the educational process in this article in The Washington Post.