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Brain Break Freebie...Research has shown that kids need to move in order to keep focusing and learning. However, in my opinion, moving should not be the only goal... A Brain Break is a great opportunity for students work on coordination, flexibility, and spatial awareness, all while having fun. In addition, a good Brain Break may also offer opportunities for problem solving, cooperation, teamwork,...

Laura Candler's classroom management resources. Here you'll find a variety of resources to help you manage instruction in a classroom using active engagement strategies.

Brain Break Sticks: I don't teach but I can see this being good for me during work. Sometimes you just need a break from the computer screen. Might as well get in some type of workout in.

from Pages Of Grace

Sight Word Swat

Are you looking for some fun ideas and activities for teaching sight words? Check out this interactive activity to help students master sight words! This game is great for literacy centers and independent practice for the classroom and homeschool. Great for advanced pre k, kindergarten, and first grade. My kids love learning sight words with this activity. Help improve sight word fluency and keep kids moving. Click on the picture to see how we use this activity.

from Edutopia

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain