Brain Breaks have become an integral way of helping students to transition from one type of learning activity to another. It might be easy to dismiss Brain Breaks as being non-essential to classroom learning and student progress, but there is now a wealth of research that informs us that Brain Breaks make a difference for students academically, behaviourally and emotionally. There are numerous ways of facilitating Brain Breaks. They can be active or quiet and reflective. This session will describe how you can use Brain Breaks with the students in your care both in the classroom or daycare and, if necessary, online.
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More Than a Dozen Ways to Build Movement Into Learning
By Stephen Merrill, Sarah Gonser - Edutopia
Physical activity that amplifies learning can have a powerful effect on retention and engagement—it’s also fun. Even small amounts of movement, research has revealed, can deliver a positive impact on learning. Infusing classrooms with physical activity—or at least the option of some movement, at student discretion—isn’t just good for kids’ bodies, it’s also a powerful tool for improving learning and focus and reducing classroom management issues.