Brain-Based Learning!Lots of Links Below!
Note: Some of these links are videos. If you want to use them in class, download first, and then you can play it from your computer and do not have to go online, or worry about delays and buffering.Framing the need for brain based learning and brain breaks!
ABC World News Report (a must watch!)Roll A Brain Break Chart"How many "F"s are there?" ActivityAll Subjects Brain Breaks
Info: these brain breaks can be used in different subject areas: ELA, Math, Science, Health, Social Studies, etc. All grade levels
Energizing Brain Breaks!
Info: videos model the brain break in a classroom. Great for upper elementary-12th grade
Fit Bits for the classroom (Michigan Fitness Council)Action-Based Learning (Jean Blaydes-Madigan)Easy Brain Teasers (Quick and Easy Ideas)
Do you see the Gorilla?
Directions: Make sure kids know that they have to count how many times the white team passes the rubber band ball…note, this clip has an advertisement at the end, so you may want to stop it at that point.BOOKS:"SPARK", by John J. Ratey, M.D. (highly recommend!)Jean Blaydes Madigan books