Friday, November 23, 2012

Seasonal Brain Breaks

Brain research tells us that students need to move.  Experience tells us that students need to move.  Teachers have been working in Brain Breaks for years.  Now there is scientific evidence about how important these brain breaks are!

With little ones, I try to squeeze in frequent brain breaks, and I often try to make these breaks somehow connected to what's going on so the learning continues.

After each brain break, they are focused and ready to get back to work.  That's just what you'd want from a brain break!  It doesn't hurt if there are a few giggles in there, too!

Come learn more about seasonal brain breaks on my blog at Elementary Matters.


  1. I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog to see the rules of the award! :-)

  2. Great post! I am a grade school teacher and I'm always looking for ways to engage my students and boost creativity, while also keeping the kids focused on what we're learning. I just read a great book you might like, it’s called “Teach Like A PIRATE” by Dave Burgess. You can check him out and get the book right from the website Thanks for these great tips, I love the idea of a "brain break"!


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