Early in my teaching career, I was disturbed by a note left by the substitute teacher. She wrote that during the three days she was with my students, they were responsive during the first part of class, but that many of them became inattentive, distracted, and even disruptive after about 20 minutes of her instruction. For students to learn at their highest potential, their brains need to send signals efficiently from the sensory receptors what they hear, see, touch, read, imagine, and experience to memory storage regions of the brain. The most detrimental disruptions to traffic along these information pathways are stress and overload.
Energizing Brain Breaks
Brain Breaks: An Energizing Time-Out | Scholastic
I love Brain Breaks! My class enjoyed doing them when we would transition between subjects and a great incentive for class participation. I've used the Brain Break cards mentioned here! Fishing for Education - Teacher Blog. Great post! Awesome resources for Brain Breaks! Thanks for sharing these ideas!
Brain Breaks: An Energizing Time-Out
Brain breaks have been all the rage for quite some time now. These videos are sure to get your students and maybe even you moving and grooving! As we venture into another new and exciting school year, I wanted to share a speech I delivered to
Great idea. Personally, I would use all the same colour or pattern sticks. I have had teachers who would use popsicle sticks for choosing students each stick had a students' name on it and to avoid people only picking their friends, they would make sure they were all the same colour.