• Brain Breaks

     

     

    Short brain breaks during work time have been shown to reduce stress and frustration and increase attention and productivity. Aim to give students a break after every 15-30 minutes of work and keep the breaks around 5-10 minutes. Ideas for breaks include breathing exercises, drawing and coloring, listening to music, or laying down and taking a mini-nap. Movement is a bonus. Studies have shown our brains work better when they have a steady supply of oxygen. Encourage your student to take a walk around the block, have a dance party, or complete some stretches. You could try making a choice board of brain breaks with your student that he/she can choose from throughout the day.