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Top 10 Reasons You Know You Need a Brain Break

  1. You are fidgeting instead of concentrating
  2. Your neck hurts from all of the nodding off you've been doing.
  3. Your teacher just called on you and you don't know the question.
  4. You have hit the ripple bumps on the side of the highway while driving.
  5. You have just read the same sentence over three times.
  6. You can't remember anything the speaker has just said.
  7. Your work production is going way down.
  8. You have been standing or sitting in one place for too long.
  9. You have rewritten a sentence four times.
  10. Your class or group has that glassy look in their eyes.

David Sladkey's Energizing Break Breaks Book

What are Brain Breaks?

Brain Breaks are useful 1-2 minute activities for students to use to help activate, energize and stimulate their brains while at the same time gets you to move your body!

David Sladkey's Energizing Break Breaks Book

10 Reasons Brain Breaks Will Help You

  1. They get you up and moving.
  2. Your best thinking usually comes during a break.
  3. They engage both sides of your brain by crossing the midline.
  4. Your efficiency will rise.
  5. Activating your brain helps boost a positive attitude.
  6. They relieve stress.
  7. Your body and brain tension will go down.
  8. New creative ideas happen during breaks.
  9. Stepping back will help you to step forward.
  10. Breaks help you to enjoy the moment.

David Sladkey's Energizing Break Breaks Book

Different Kinds of Brain Breaks

1. "T" Stretch counting by 5's

2. Inch Worm Stretch

3. Figure Eights

4. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

5. Jumping Jacks counting by 2's

6. Hand Down-lows counting by 5's

David Sladkey's Energizing Break Breaks Book


Energizing Brain Breaks

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