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Sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time is unhealthy for both teachers and students. One quick way to add movement is with a brain break. These breaks last a few minutes and get students and you moving through quick exercises, dancing, yoga, or calming exercises. Brain breaks provide a moment to have fun with your students in every lesson. These brains also are shown to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving.
Brain Breaks Slide Presentation
- Click here to copy my Slides template with a bunch of brain breaks from YouTube. Just click Use Template. Choose any brain break to show students. You can also trim the time on the videos. I’ll be adding more so make sure to bookmark this page. In the notes section find the link to my favorite brain break YouTube channels.
- Try find and show activities. Example, give students 30 seconds to find a tool, something smooth, or starts with the letter A.
- Allow students to suggest or lead brain breaks.
- One idea is to have a designated brain break in the beginning or middle of your live session (Zoom, Meet, or Teams).
- For my first early morning classes I usually have a break break within the first 10 minutes to wake students up.
- Another idea is to randomly place the movements throughout your live session.