I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something.
There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.
The systems they (the Arts) nourish, which include our integrated sensory, attentional, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities, are, in fact, the driving forces behind all other learning.
For many students, school is an obligation, not a joy and a privilege. This means you need to ‘sell’ the learning to them.
We are social beings and our brains grow in a social environment.
We have discovered that exercise is strongly correlated with increased brain mass, better cognition, mood regulation, and new cell growth.
The most significant learning occurs when emotions are integrated with instruction because all body systems are united. The Arts are strongly linked to emotions, enhancing the likelihood that students will remember something.
.....the research on the brain does not validate that we are singularly processing input or learning with a single sensory input.
From birth to the teenage years, the brain undergoes a fourfold increase in volume
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