Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina. Park Brook Elementary has an intentional Focus on Fitness initiative to increase academic growth, positive behaviors, and at the same time is great for physical health. Two short videos are below that help summarize the work by Dr. Medina. A number of staff members at Park Brook have read his book.
When you walk through Park Brook you will notice the stability balls, Hokki Stools and students moving in classrooms. The brain research is why we offer Morning Move, Boot Camps and other fitness opportunities for students.