[Source: Your Therapy Source]
Do your students have trouble settling down after brain breaks or recess time? Maybe you are hesitant to incorporate movement into the school day because you loathe the aftermath of getting the high energy students to return to academic work. Research indicates that students learn better after movement breaks. Therapists, teachers, and parents know this but squeezing in brain breaks and recess can be difficult when students have high academic workloads. To improve student’s behaviors after brain breaks one of the easiest ways is to follow the same brain break routine every time so everyone knows what to expect. BUT, have you ever considered your own behaviors or actions regarding how your students react following movement breaks? Our actions, behaviors and emotional states significantly influence the outcomes of children.