Brain BreaksPurpose of Brain Breaks

Well designed Brain Breaks accomplish three purposes: 1) they refresh students, 2) they refocus students for learning and 3) they re-energize students.

Every teacher has experience the glazed look from students who basically need a break.  Kids check-out when sitting and listening for a long period of time.  Once kids begin to check out– they cease to learn!

This page is devoted to ideas that teachers can use to give kids a brain break through activity and exercise.

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  1.  Effects of Classroom Exercise Breaks on Executive Function and Math Performance.
Effects of Classroom Exercise on Executive Function
Effects of Classroom Exercise on Executive Function
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2.   Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students’ Focus

Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students' Focus
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