Former neurologist and teacher Judy Willis MD continues with her six-part series on how young brains develop neurologically. This post covers the benefits of writing, particularly for logical functions like math and science learning.
As science and math are slated for more emphasis in our classrooms, writing should not be sacrificed. Indeed, in the past two decades, neuroscience and cognitive science research have provided increasing evidence that correlates creativity with academic, social, and emotional intelligence. Writing can help the brain to develop the logical functions required for successful math and science learning.