The Power of Movement
The brain will only absorb what the butt will endure.
"Why Kids Need to Move, Touch, and Experience to Learn"
~Katrina Schwarz from MindShift
Teaching with the Brain in Mind,
by Eric Jensen
How physical movement helps the brain learn
Brain Breaks - \ˈbrān\ \breyk\ - Defined by one teacher as..."a short mental break that includes purposeful movement, is taken at regular intervals during instruction, and is used to achieve optimal learning."
Fantastic blog dedicated totally to Brain Breaks! Tons of ideas, videos, and explanations - all grade levels.
Energizing Brain Breaks
by David Sladkey
The Hand Shake brain break: works the body and the brain!
A site for Brain Breaks! Interactive videos, ZUMBA, songs, games, yoga...all designed to re-energize bodies and brains so they are ready to learn.