• Expands on the role of exercise in learning and brain development. • Includes classroom examples at both the elementary and secondary levels. • Includes specific references to the Speaking and Listening Skills section of the CCSS. • Discusses John Hattie's research

Mirror, Mirror

Exercise and learning

Ed stood at his classroom window with his hands on the high sill, watching the autumn leaves swirl in the courtyard two floors below. It was late October, and homecoming was scheduled for Friday night. Ed had been at this high school for twenty-seven homecoming games, and he had taught ninth-grade U.S. history in the classroom in which he now stood for eighteen of those years. The building was new eighteen years ago, and former students who had been with him when he had helped plant the courtyard trees occasionally came to visit; he had for many years been teaching the children of his former students in this small town, the town where he had grown up. Ed had been ...

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