In our NeuroMotive Coach Textbook, "Cognitive Enrichment Through Movement," Section V is devoted to delivering the Ignite! method in a classroom setting.
In our research with a local Board of Education, we found it very useful to explain the rationale and method to students involved in the Ignite! workouts. This improved "buy-in" – adherence – and encouraged mass participation.
These 'challenges' are to be done daily for one week, at the start of the school day. Shorter "interventions" are scheduled a the beginning of each new class, and are subject- or skill-specific(as you'll see tomorrow.)
Week 1: Movement's Effects On The Brain.
Key points to tell students:
– The two sides of the brain, and their role.
– How their brains developed through movement; how their reflexes led to lifting, turning, reaching, standing, and feeding, which allowed for exploring.