Just Dance Kids
Pinterest is the place of interest for many of the teachers I know at the moment. It seems to be the 'go to' place for great ideas. I'm just dipping my toes in that water at the moment, but have been more than happy to go along with the ideas that others have found. This week we tried an idea for a brain break.
While students were quietly working on a task we surprised them with a YouTube video from Just Dance Kids on the interactive whiteboard. When they hear the music students move to our open space and join in the dance. As soon as the music stops they return to their seats and continue with their work. It's fun, refreshing and I'm sure has brain benefits too!
It's a simple idea, but adds a bit of spark to an otherwise uneventful session.