Digital Brain Breaks

Give me a break! At the very least, give your students a break – a digital brain break can give students an opportunity to recharge and refresh and hopefully come back ready to go.

Brain breaks help boost productivity and increase motivation. In a classroom, brain breaks often give students a chance to talk with each other and get out of their chairs. Digital brain breaks are even more important – fatigue sets in faster when you don’t have any opportunity to chat with friends or walk around the room.

Here are some 1-2 minute brain breaks you can use in your digital classroom tomorrow:

  • 5 jumping jacks then walk around your room twice.
  • Take a picture and share on Flipgrid.
    • random household item zoomed in and see if we can guess
    • clouds outside your back door
    • make a funny face
  • Doodle – draw a cat, a superhero, or a schoolbus.
  • Teach your students a yoga position every day this week.
  • Walk around your room like you are an elephant, an astronaut, a clown, a skier, a penguin, a ballerina, or a spy.
  • 60 second scavenger hunt. Set the timer and tell students to find a blue coffee cup, a scarf, a fork, and a toothbrush.
  • Stand up and stir an imaginary cauldron of gooey caramel.
  • Rock paper scissors via Zoom.
  • Teach your students how to spell one of your vocabulary words in American Sign Language.
  • Play some music and show off your dance moves. Let your students choose the music.
  • Teach your students the Macarena, the Hustle, or the Electric Slide.
  • Let your students tell you a joke.
  • Play a round of Simon Says.
  • Ask a few “Would you rather” questions – Would you rather eat pb&j every day or never at all? Would you rather go to school 12 months a year but only 4 days a week, or 10 months a year for 5 days?

How do you give your students a digital brain break?

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