5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

A conversation with Rob Donatelli on episode 60 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today!

5 Easy classroom brain breaks

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • Backwards classroom race
  • 60-second pitches
  • Face off
  • Smartphone ping pong
  • Penny catch

Plus, Rob gives a 40-second pitch to teachers about the reasons they need brain breaks in their classroom.

Have some fun! Take a break! You might need these especially as kids are taking high-intensity tests to help kids refresh and gear back up.

(I am not crazy about the tests but I am crazy about kids. When I feel things getting too intense, I take brain breaks with my students.) 

I hope you enjoy this episode with Rob!

Want to hear another episode on something fun to try with your students? Listen to Dr. Tim Green talk about using Aurasma in the classroom.

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Rob DonatelliRob Donatelli

Rob Donatelli is a business & computer science teacher at Dallastown Area High School. He is also the founder of the Donatelli EdZone.

His passions include school leadership, education technology, presenting, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Follow him on YouTube at the Donatelli EdZone or on Twitter @DTown_MrD.

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