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Brain Breaks

EP. 46 | The Power of Brain Breaks: Giving the brain a rest allows for increased learning

Show Notes

There’s SO much for kids to learn in such a short amount of time. It’s best to just keep going, powering through lessons and homework, right? NO!

Science shows that planned brain breaks are critical to effective instruction.

Kelly and Kristi dissect brain breaks in the classroom and in the living room in this episode Mindful Conversation with KAY podcast.

Listen in as they discuss:

  • Why brain breaks are important to successful learning
  • The science behind the power of brain rest
  • Examples of types of brain breaks
  • Thing breaks for the greatest impact

For further reading:

Edutopia article

Homework Help: Brain Breaks and the Calm Kit

Brain Breaks for the Classroom

Brain Breaks

Gimme a Break, a Yoga Break

Yoga Stretches for the Classroom

Learning Opportunities:

Classroom Kids Yoga Online Workshop

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