As a middle school teacher I stopped short when I saw the blog post about brain breaks/indoor recess. I’m thinking, we only have 60 minutes….we don’t have time for brain breaks! But I did a little research and I’ve actually seen some things that are applicable to me. As I was looking I thought, “This is a great way to keep students motivated, so I’m linking this post with my friend Joanne over a Head Over Heels for Teaching for her “Spark Student Motivation Saturday” party!
During standardized testing, we take brain breaks about every thirty minutes….we stretch, wiggle, roll our necks, etc.
The Happy Teacher has a great blog post about it. Students pull these ultra cute craft sticks from a mug when it’s time for a brain break. If you’re interested, click here to read more about it.
In 60 minutes we have about 3 different changes. I’m going to implement a brain break during those transitions. I love to dance, so I think my brain breaks will involve a couple of line dancing songs…..Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, etc.
I’ll let you know how it goes…..
Until the next time,