More Energizing Brain Breaks
- Scott Miller - Naperville Central High School, IL
Brain-Friendly Teaching & Learning | Classroom Activities | Student Engagement & Motivation
Keep your students focused and engaged
Do your students’ eyes glaze over when they have been sitting or listening for too long? Do your colleagues yawn during meetings? The remedy for these scenarios is to use brain breaks—quick physical and mental activities that are perfect for transitions and help learners re-focus and refresh. Proven by research to aid in cognition and retention, brain breaks are great for all ages, including adults.
Teachers love David Sladkey’s bestselling Energizing Brain Breaks. In More Energizing Brain Breaks, Scott Miller provides new activities that challenge the mind and get the body moving. With an easy-to-use flipbook format, this resource features:
- 50 new quick activities from which to pick and choose
- Plenty of variety, including individual, partner, and group activities
- Activities suitable for all grade levels, as well as college and adult professional learning
There is no better way than a brain break to help students remain alert, energized, and ready to take on the task of learning!
Webinar: Move & Learn
Quick physical and mental activities are perfect for transitions and help learners re-focus and refresh. In this exciting webinar, authors David Sladkey and Scott Miller share the surprising effects of incorporating movement in the classroom, plus ready-to-go Brain Breaks that you can use with your students.
Solo Activity: Waiter/Waitress
In this solo activity from More Energizing Brain Breaks, students practice balance and control as they learn to move a "tray" around their bodies without letting it fall.
Partner Activity: Quick Math Addition
In this partner activity from More Energizing Brain Breaks, students compete against a partner to do quick addition with small numbers.
Group Activity: Brain Drain
In this group activity from More Energizing Brain Breaks, students practice communicating their undersanding of a difficult concept to peers in order to reinforce their recent learning.