2 What are Brain Breaks?Simple exercises designed to equip the teacher with tools to manage the physiology and attention of the class.Research shows that structured physical movement can enhance our readiness for learning.
3 What are Brain Breaks?Physical movement increases the Oxygen in the blood stream and leads to improved concentration.In addition, adding a movement or physical action to a learning point will help recall.
4 Why Brain Break Corners? Help increase student focusKeep students in the roomAllow children to self manageKeep students in the room
5 What do I need to do? Choose a place to locate posters Set guidelines for useAllow 2-3 trial visits per childMonitor/observe students visits
16 Please do not disturb. Brain Break in progress.
17 Dopamine is a neurotransmitter associated with mood and movement Dopamine is a neurotransmitter associated with mood and movement. It helps carry information. Exercise is the best way to stimulate dopamine production. Exercise helps the body produce the “feel-good” hormones called Endorphins. When kids feel good, they will do better academically.
18 Energize & Motivate Calm & Center Cross Over & Learn Brain BreaksEnergize & MotivateCalm & CenterCross Over & Learn
19 Brain Break Corners tips/ideas… Do the brain breaks as a classHave seated choices available for studentsTry a class brain break once a day (or 1 x week)Cycle through one brain break per day/weekUse an Open/Closed sign or have times of day that the BBC can be usedStudent select a “Brain Break of the Day”Have a set number of visits per day or per child -Limit the amount of time a child can (Use a timer or clock check in system)Ask certain children to visit at least once by …