Nurturing young minds to help them perform at their very best is something parents and teachers do really well together. But recently I have noticed a growing trend towards squeezing more and more learning into school time, resulting in squeezing out exercise periods or private study time. Our kids are increasingly on the go which, from a brain fitness point of view, isn’t ideal for best performance. We haven't been designed for long periods of focused attention; our brains get tired and need ‘brain breaks’ to reflect, evaluate and consolidate learning.
Students who do best at school are often ‘all-rounders’. They may be good academically, but also thrive in sport, music, drama and community work. This is great for those kids who are motivated and able to do all these things and do them well.
But for other kids who may ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)