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Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

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by herick.moniz@radio-canada.ca  uploaded 6 years ago
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<p><i>The National</i> visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where one teacher went out on a limb to test the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students in teacher Allison Cameron's classes contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at a Grade Four level. When Allison came across groundbreaking research by Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey (author of <i>Spark</i>), showing a link between sustained aerobic activity and the brain's ability to learn, she took the data to her principal to make the case for a new approach.</p>
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2009
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