Getting Physical with Education

Great news! Physical education is not just happening in the gymnasium anymore and gone are the days of children being expected to sit quietly all day in the classroom. Instead, it is now recognized that each student learns differently and for those with attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities, classrooms need to accommodate unique styles of learning. In today’s classroom, children are spending more time collaborating, exploring, moving around the room, creating student driven discussions and having frequent breaks for stretching and physical activity. The following form the New York Times discusses how adding physical elements to the classroom can help spark creativity and support a better learning environment for all kids, but especially those with ADHD.

The New York Times Well Blog:  Put the Physical in Education