Exercise: Crash Course Study Skills #10

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There's a big test in school next week—time to hit the gym! The final video in a playlist on study skills focuses on the relationship between bodily movement and brain development, and how regular exercise can improve school performance.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a staff meeting or department collaboration session to emphasize the importance of student movement in and out of class
  • Have class members keep a journal of their exercise schedule alongside a record of their academic progress
  • Integrate the concepts from the video into your classroom with quick bursts of aerobic activity before more focused schoolwork
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides several examples before getting to the main point; be sure that class members stay engaged
  • Narration moves quickly
Pros

  • Details many other benefits of exercise, including stress reduction and improving focus
  • Explains why physical activity just before doing academic work can be biologically helpful
  • Encourages viewers to find the study systems that work best for them
Cons

  • Concepts in the video are more helpful for teachers than for students