Every teacher knows that “glazed look” students give you after they’ve had to overwork their brains thinking about a difficult subject – or just sitting in their desks for too long.
This list includes 50 different ideas for brain breaks with full explanations of each. Over 30 handouts are included that can be used for short or long brain breaks in your classroom.
I make it a point to do at least ONE non-curricular 2-5 minute brain break a day. I find that my students are actually MORE engaged in the process of learning when I do these. For elementary teachers, maybe 2-3 of these are good for your kiddos.
I hope this huge list helps you to “change it up” during class and breathe fresh life into your classroom!
50 Brain Breaks to Engage Students
by Carrie Wisehart
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