Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gimme a Brain Break!

Gimme a break … A BRAIN break!  Research shows that taking brain breaks throughout the day facilitates student engagement and learning.  There is a wonderful article on this blog explaining brain breaks and why they are effective.  One of my favorite ways to incorporate brain breaks into my kindergarten classroom was using GoNoodle!  


GoNoodle has tons of FREE activities to help kids focus - you can choose from calming, energizing, interactive games, core aligned activities and more depending on your class needs.  Your students pick a “champ” and then earn your class champ points every time they participate.  They love this!  Here is our class’ champ, Flappy Tuckler.

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This blog post has tons of ideas on how to incorporate GoNoodle into your classroom.  I also love these 5 quick ideas to start reinvigorating your students and squeezing in a few minutes of brain breaks throughout your day.

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GoNoodle supports teachers with awesome resources - check out all of these free, fun printables to get your classroom GoNoodle-ified!  Ready to check it out yet?  If so, visit this link and start GoNoodling!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE it! I am going to integrate this into my New Teacher trainings and also when I model in classrooms. I am a believer in getting kids to take brain breaks, to move (I hate sitting for long periods of time!) ! Thanks for sharing this Traci!