Flipboard EDU Podcast Episode 78: The Benefits of Movement for Student Learning With Nicole Biscotti
William Jeffery / December 23, 2022
Have you ever wondered if traditional learning, with its hours spent crammed at a desk, was the only way? You’re not alone! Educators, teachers and principals are all challenging the status quo — moving away from doing away with learning, but reimagining how it looks. By making the most of our resources — including technology — we can ignite curiosity and conversation among students and teachers.
Nicole Biscotti, author of I Can Learn When I’m Moving: Going to School With ADHD, is challenging the traditional notion that learning must take place in a desk-oriented environment. Nicole believes that giving students the ability to move around and have physical freedom while they learn can be beneficial for their academic achievement as well as mental health, especially for those with special needs like ADHD.
Nicole is a Spanish teacher who teaches at Imperial High High School in Imperial, Calif. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in educational leadership and secondary education and teaching. Her son Jason’s diagnosis with ADHD inspired Nicole to write her first solo book. She is currently working on her next book “Invisible con ADHD: Real Voices, Real Policies for Latino Students” with her co-author, Andrea Aguirre, which will be published by EduMatch Publishing in 2023.
In this episode we hear from Nicole what it’s like to write about her own son, living in Mexico, and teaching in America. We also discuss how some Hispanic children may not receive ADHD support due to missed identification.
—William Jeffery is curating Flipboard EDU Podcast
“Coach Jeffery” is an award-winning digital learning educator and principal at Columbia High School in Texas. His tech pedagogy continues to drive him to curate educational content on Flipboard that highlights teaching strategies, edtech, and ways to improve student success. He hosts the “Flipboard EDU Podcast” as yet another way to share resources with peers.