Back by popular demand, yet another list of brain break clips for classroom use! These videos, in addition to the ones featured in my other articles 20 Brain Break Clips: Fight the Fidgeting!, 20 Brain Break Clips: Movin’ and Groovin’!, 20 Brain Break Clips: Dance Like No One’s Watching!, and Brain Break Videos: The Ultimate Holiday Collection gives you access to 100+ energizing videos for classroom use. Here are two tips that I use in my classroom to ensure that brain break time doesn’t turn into a free for all… 🙂
1) Assign a Dancing Bubble: Have the children spread out and pick a ‘dancing bubble’ somewhere in the classroom. This will be their go-to spot each time a brain break opportunity presents itself. They will remain in this dance space during the videos. Not only will this help eliminate potential behavior issues, but it will make the transition into the brain break quick and seamless as well.
2) DJ for the Day: As the children grow accustomed to doing these brain break videos, like most things, they will form favorites. To avoid the shouting battles over which video to play, choose a DJ for the day. You may want to do this by a fair popsicle stick pick n’ pull or as an incentive for good behavior. Whatever works for you!
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If you like these, be sure to check out Brain Break Videos: The Ultimate Holiday Collection and GoNoodle.com, a new site that offers yoga, breathing, dance, and exercise videos for the classroom.