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Brain Breaks

Brain Breaks

A brain break is a short period of time in which students stop classroom work and engage in an activity — perhaps yoga, a brief game, dance, or other physical exercise — meant to energize or shift the focus of the learners. These breaks, usually lasting 1-3 minutes (and no longer than 5) have been shown to increase productivity and to relieve stress. The how-to guide provides background information and the activity cards will start to get you moving!

Brain Breaks Lesson (359.9 KiB, 195 downloads)
Brain Breaks Cards (480.0 KiB, 165 downloads)