Brain Break Tools Your Students Will Thank You For…

Sitting still for long periods of time while also trying to learn and remember everything you’re being taught for hours upon hours a day would be difficult for anyone. It is especially difficult for students who always have lots of pent up energy. Short breaks can be essential to helping students burn off some energy and ultimately improve their learning experience. Here are a few brain break tools for your classroom.

GoNoodle

GoNoodle

This site offers tons of videos that get students moving. These videos turn running, stretching, and other ways of moving into a game. Many of these videos are designed to develop memory in the core subject areas.

Stop Breathe Think

Stop Breathe Think

This app and site helps develop the physical and mental well-being of your classroom. It does this through guided meditations for various age groups. You can use these meditations for a classroom break or even to help students calm down before a test.

JAM School Program

JAM School Program

With the philosophy that healthier kids are happier, JAM School Program offers free resources to encourage movement. These fitness routines are short and easy and provide health tips as well.

What brain break tools do you use in your classroom? Share with us in the Comments below.

About the Author
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.