By Michael Horn
What’s digital learning got to do with physical activity? Quite a lot I believe.
Michael Horn, Co-founder and Education Policy Director, Innosight Institute
A couple weekends ago I had the privilege of presenting at TEDx Manhattan Beach
where I heard another presenter, Dr. John Ratey
, speak about the importance of physical exercise in increasing brain plasticity and boosting student learning. His book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
, details the connection.
Although I normally write about digital learning’s potential to transform our education, as a Crossfit
enthusiast myself, I believe in the importance of living a healthy life with physical exercise.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the rise of online…