For some time now, brain breaks have been all the rage. Giving our brains a break every now and again certainly makes sense to me! When my brain feels like it’s ready to pop, I know I’m in trouble. Research indicates that brain breaks are a quick and effective way to activate, energize, and stimulate the brain. Research also suggests that brain breaks improve students’ ability to concentrate and relieve stress. Until recently, I thought all brain breaks involved dancing or similar movements, which I’m thinkin’ wouldn’t go over so well here at the office! But then I came across some brain breaks that involve eye blinking, finger snapping, and grabbing your nose and ear lobes. Gotta try those!
I’d love to hear your tips for incorporating brain breaks into your teaching day. Please also share the types of brain breaks you feel are most beneficial for your students.
Blink, snap, blink, snap!
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