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The Effect of Educational Kinesiology Using Go Noodle® on Students Time on Task

Juliet Margaret Hunter, M.Ed.
Graduate Student
School Psychology Program
Youngstown State University

Carrie Jackson, D.Ed, NCSP
Assistant Professor
School Psychology Program
Youngstown State University

The relationship of physical activity effecting brain-based behavior had been formulated upon conclusions from incomplete evidence for centuries Pre-Socratic philosophers rejected traditional mythological explanations for the phenomena they saw around them in favor of more rational explanations (Mastin, 2008). Thales of Miletus (624-546 B.C.) was one of the Seven Sages of Greece and is regarded as the first philosopher in the Western tradition. He postulated that both body and mind were necessary for a balanced, “happy” man. Thales of Miletus concluded that man should be, “healthy in body, resourceful in soul and of a readily teachable nature”(Mastin, 2008, n.p.). Plato (424–347 B.C.), an accredited athlete and scholar, accentuated the importance of physical exercise in the development of the human mind.

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