CROSSVILLE — This year at Brown Elementary pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are participating in Brain Gym to start their school day. Brain Gym is an applied learning program that promotes the joy of learning and the value of movement in daily life. Brain gym movement-based activities have been shown to enhance academic achievement, concentration and focus, and memory. Brain Gym exercises have also resulted in improved physical coordination and organizational skills. The program encourages self-responsibility and empowers students to take an active role in learning. Through creative and self-expressive activities, students leave feeling appreciated and valued. Brain Gym is a registered trademark of Brain Gym® International/Educational Kinesiology Foundation.