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Mott Road Elementary School
7173 Mott Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Principal, Mrs. Lynnette Bonner, email - lbonner@fmschools.org
Daily Schedule 8:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
(315) 692-1700
fax Fax: (315) 692-1054
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Exercise and Your Brain


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Select an article below to learn more about how exercise can positively effect how you and your children learn every day.



Related Files

    pdf File California Study 2004.pdf (pdf file - 12 KB)
    Read how California found a relationship between fitness and academic performance of their students in grades 5, 7 and 9

    pdf File American School Board Journal, March 2006.pdf (pdf file - 41 KB)
    Read this article from National School Boards Association touting the connection between fitness in schools and academic achievement

    pdf File Aerobic Fitness and Neurocognitive Function in Healthy Preadolescent Children.pdf (pdf file - 31 KB)
    Read how higher fit children are able to process information faster and more accurately.

    pdf File Compare brain scans of a sedentary child and an active child taking the same test.pdf (pdf file - 28 KB)
    You won't believe what a 20 minute walk can do for your brain!

    pdf File Does physical activity influence academic performance.pdf (pdf file - 27 KB)
    Enhanced brain function, energy levels, body builds/perceptions, self-esteem, and behavior have been attributed to physical activity and to improved academic performance.

    pdf File Effects of health relate pe on academic achievement Project SPARK.pdf (pdf file - 1.13 MB)
    Read how findings showed that time spent in Physical Education class does not detract from academic success.

    pdf File exercise and academic performance.pdf (pdf file - 30 KB)
    Exercise can have positive effects on academic achievement by reducing anxiety and stress, increasing concentration and building confidence.

    pdf File PE Fact Sheet AHA ACS ADA.pdf (pdf file - 16 KB)
    See how physically active children can thrive academically and socially

    pdf File Physical Activity and Learning Go Hand in Hand.pdf (pdf file - 31 KB)
    The best way to nourish children's brainpower is to get them up and moving

    pdf File Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in Third and Fifth Grade Students.pdf (pdf file - 10 KB)
    Aerobic capacity was positively associated with academic achievement.

    pdf The Effect of Physical Education and Activity Levels on the Academic Achievement of Children (pdf file - 87 KB)
    Higher grades were associated with vigorous physical activity, particularly activity meeting recommended Healthy People 2010 levels

    pdf File The Role of Sound Nutrition and Physical Activity in Academic Achievement.pdf (pdf file - 11 KB)
    A summary of current research showing how sound nutrition and fitness activities make a student better able to learn

    pdf File Relationships of Physical Activity to Brain Health and the Academic Performance of Schoolchildren.pdf (pdf file - 26 KB)
    It can be concluded that the physical activity needed for healthy child development can be incorporated into the school curriculum without detdetriment to academic achievement

    pdf File Improved learning Through Physical Activity.pdf (pdf file - 38 KB)
    Physical activity was a significant, positive predictor of academic achievement

    pdf File Fit_kids_are_smart_kids.pdf (pdf file - 14 KB)
    This study focused on children in the northeastern United States

    pdf Exercise Seen as Priming Pump for Students’ Academic Strides (pdf file - 23 KB)
    Read how Naperville HS uses exercise to raise their students' test scores

    pdf File Promoting Physical Education, the Link to Academic Achievement.pdf (pdf file - 43 KB)
    Read through this JOPERD 2009 article that looks at the research on this topic

    pdf Why We Should Not Cut P.E. (pdf file - 49 KB)
    Here is an article from the Dec '09/Jan '10 issue of "Educational Leadership" that summarizes much of the research supporting the connection between physical education and academic achievement.

    pdf Justifying PE Based on Neuroscience Evidence (pdf file - 35 KB)
    Read evidence from the field of Neuroscience that documents the importance of physical education learning to "academic" learning. See how they are not mutually exclusive. Rather see how sound physical education and physical fitness enhances brain function.

    pdf File The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance.pdf (pdf file - 30 KB)
    Read a summary of research connecting physical activity and academic performance

    pdf File The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity,.pdf (pdf file - 2.48 MB)
    Read a full text version of the above summary, including summaries of all of the collected research

    pdf The Association Between School Based Physical Activity, Including P.E. and Physical Activity (pdf file - 2.54 MB)
    Read through this report from the US Department of Health and Human Services that shows this connection.

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Related Links
    » Physically fit students tend to outscore their peers who are less-fit on academic tests
    A New Report from the NYS Health Department and the NYS Department of Education Finds Physical Fitness Is Associated with Higher Academic Achievement among New York City Public School Students
    » Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance
    Given competent providers, physical activity can be added to the school curriculum by taking time from other subjects without risk of hindering student academic achievement. On the other hand, adding time to "academic" or "curricular" subjects by taking time from physical education programes does not enhance grades in these subjects and may be detrimental to health.
    » Physical Education and Academic Achievement in Elementary School
    Concerns about adverse effects on achievement may not be legitimate reasons to limit physical education programs.
    » School Ties in Gym with Learning
    Read how Naperville HS uses current brain research to help their students learn
    » Learning Readiness PE
    See an overview of the PE program at Naperville. Get a great background by clicking on "Articles and Videos," then click on "Active Brain 2009 Part 1" and "Active Brain 2009 Part 2" for two great videos showing exactly how this all came to be! Also, click on "LRPE" to see a discussion, led by the Naperville Superintendant about the positive effects of exercise on their High School students.
    » Dr. John Rayey's presentation of exercise and the brain
    Here is a video of Dr. John Ratey giving a full presentation of all of exercise's positive effects on the human body.
    » How Exercise Promotes Learning
    See a short video of Dr. John Ratey outlining how exercise helps the brain.
    » Brain Gains
    Watch this 15:00 documentary dealing with a pilot exercise program that changed behavior problems in school.
    » http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBSVZdTQmDs&feature=youtu.be
    Here is a 10:00 video of Dr. John Ratey speaking at a conference in California about how exercise positively influences learning.
    » Reading, writing, arithmetic, and aerobics -- Evaluating the new 'R' in academic performance.
    Read how aerobic activity helps you learn.
    » Physical Literacy
    See what being "physically literate" means to you and your child and why it is so important!



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