The Effect of Trust on Brain Development

"My dad came to school to do science experiments with us... Just like he promised!"

Healthy brain development is something that parents and teachers instinctively know is important for children, like fresh air and good food. But understanding the brain is tricky. How can researchers test theories on little people and figure out answers that can be applied to our educational systems and parenting techniques? Lucky for us, Claire E.…

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How Exercise Optimizes the Learner and the Brain

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John Ratey, an energetic doctor who is the author of the bestseller Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, talked to a group of 1000 educators from across the U.S. about the importance of exercise in the lives of kids. Not just because exercise gets kids to expend energy and gets their…

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