Brain Facts & Health

Brain Myths Series: #2 Creative v. Analytical Brains

Which direction does the ballerina spin? What colours do you see in the dress? If you have tried out any number of visual challenges to determine if you are 'left brain' dominant or 'right brain dominant' you are not alone. Such tests were popular a few years ago to explain the theory of why some people seem to be more creative, and some more analytically minded.

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Brain Myths Series: #1 Learning Styles

Students may have different learning preferences, but what does this mean for the classroom?

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How exercise makes you happy

39 evidence based benefits of exercise for your brain!

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Students need rest to do their best

Sleep is critical for optimal physical and mental health, and learning; yet many teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. To enhance student wellbeing, Genazzano FCJ College provides sleep education for students and specialised support for those experiencing sleep difficulties.

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‘You have the power to change your brain. All you have to do is lace up your running shoes.’

John Ratey from Spark: The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain. For the ‘edge’ in life and school, The Brain Flux has provided a fantastic article outlining 39 evidence based benefits that exercise has for your brain. Read here for really interesting information on cognitive, psychological, neurobiological and lifestyle benefits of exercise. The takeaway message is that for your brain function, health and mood- exercise is one of the very best things you can do.

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Students Need Rest To Do Their Best

Sleep is critical for optimal physical and mental health, and learning; yet many teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. To enhance student wellbeing, Genazzano FCJ College provides sleep education for students and specialised support for those experiencing sleep difficulties.

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