There are many ways to help your students refocus during class, but brain breaks can be a great way to give them a little break and allow them time for self-regulation. In this episode, you’ll learn what brain breaks are, why they work, and some activities that you can use with your class right away!
Do you know what a brain break is?
Brain breaks are short activities that can be used to help students refocus and reset. They’re often quick, easy, and fun for everyone involved! In this episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast, I’ll share some of my favorite brain break activities with you.
You’ll also learn where to find more resources online if you want to explore other options. These are great tools for any teacher or student! So tune in now and get ready to learn about how brain breaks can make your day go smoother.
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Tips for Brain Breaks
- First, decide when a brain break might be useful in your classroom.
- Next, choose a resource from this episode.
- Then, try it out with your class.
- Finally, ask for feedback from your students.
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