Question two | Exercise increases Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF ) and that has been shown to increase focus and memory. Should kids exercise in the morning for 20 minutes to optimize BDNF in the brain? How long does BDNF stay in your blood systems before levels decrease?
Question three | Stress causes adverse affects on learning, memory and concentration. Is Theory of Mind or Emotional Intelligence a more important trait and or ability for children to manage and even avoid stress?
Question four | Sleep deficits negatively impact mood, self control, health, memory and concentration, making ADD and ADHD more pronounced. How do you accommodate students that are night owls or are always running a sleep deficit?
Question five | What advice do you have for parents and students to improve learning, memory and focus?
Question six | Autism is the absence of Theory of Mind or the lack of connections between oneself and others. How can teachers and parents increase Theory of Mind and Executive Control to improve students learning and behavior?
Please give input and advice for teachers and parents!