We’ve determined that allowing children to take a break and move around, meditate or listen to music on occasion resets their neurotransmitters.
When you have to spend hours working through online learning modules, having a brain that is quiet and focused is important, and we’re willing to sacrifice a few minutes here and there to achieve it.
We recognize that the climate of school accountability and the test-prep culture it engenders can be hard on students. The amount of information they’re expected to process every day IS significant. So we’ve been working with cognitive neuroscientists to find ways of optimizing children’s brains to maximize the amount of information they can absorb without completely falling apart.