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Brain Breaks Are Important

By
Nancy Kreznor,   Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
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In-Class Physical Activity Breaks — Good For Mind and Body
Topics:
Physical Activity Participation
Brain Breaks Are Important
At Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, Brain Breaks are an important part of the days' activities. Students are encouraged to get up and get moving especially before or after an important thinking activity. Sometimes everyone practices yoga positions with deep breathing. Other times it can be running in place and jumping imaginary hurdles. Each day is a different classroom activity. Projectors in the classroom provide a video for students to follow.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Teachers always participate in the Brain Break activity along with students. Other staff are frequently invited to come to try the Brain Break.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Staff and students have a better understanding of how the brain works. Students are able to concentrate better during class work when allowed breaks during the school day.