Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Take a brain break!

Thanks to Rachelle Gardner, PE4life Program Support Coordinator, for submitting this blog post.

More and more educators are turning to break breaks. It's important that students have an opportunity throughout a class period to move around to take "brain breaks" to refocus their attention so they can learn new material. Brain research suggests that physical activity prior to class (in PE for example) and during class, increases students' ability to process and retain new material.

Here is a great blog that not only details step-by-step instructions for a ton of brain breaks, but also includes videos of students performing them in class to make brain breaks even easier to learn!

So, now the only question is, which one will be your / your students' favorite?


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