GoNoodle is a website with interactive games & videos to help kids focus! Over 100 activities for any occasion! It's a Plug and Play site that will help you incorporate Activity into the school day easily and with minimal interruptions.DANCING | CALMING | ENERGIZING | STRETCHING | SPORTS | GAMES | CORE ALIGNED.Click on the picture above to create a login and start GoNoodling today!Dave Sladkey is Teacher at Naperville Central High School, Naperville IL. and this is the link to his Brain Breaks Blogspot. On his site David states that "our students should have a kinesthetic brain break every 25-30 minutes. Brain breaks are refreshing to students and teachers alike. They do take some time out of class, but the efficiency of our students goes up when we incorporate them." This site has a TON of easy to implement brain boosters. Many of them include short video explanations and instructions.This is a presentation by Darren Benedick, Health & Fitness Teacher/Extracurricular Manager/Network Fitness, Health, and Athletics Department Chair/8th Grade Level Team Leader at EXCEL Academy Charter School in Boston: Darren joined Excel's staff in 2012 and currently serves as Excel Academy-East Boston's Health & Fitness Teacher/Extracurricular Manager. Prior to Excel, Darren worked as Youth Director at Temple Emanu-EL & Congregation Shirat Hayam in Marblehead and Swampscott. Darren holds a bachelor's degree from Buckinghamshire New University as well as a master's degree in Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology from Loughborough University. This link will take you to Darren Benedick's "Bring It Minute" Presented at "Boston Ed Talks" - May 8, 2014, it is a must watch and very informative.This link will take you to the Edutopia article Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices by Dr. Lori Desautels Assistant Professor in the School of Education Marian University.
Click on the link to visit the YouTube Channel for The Learning Station. Don Monopoli, Laurie Monopoli and Jan Hrkach are THE LEARNING STATION. With combined backgrounds and degrees in early childhood education, child development and music, this trio, has achieved international stature as leaders in the children's educational music industry. They presently have a collection of 31 award-winning audio and video releases and they have published over 400 children's songs that are part of educational curriculums world-wide. These videos are cute and easy to plug and play for your classes. You can also visit their website at http://www.learningstationmusic.com/ for more information and to purchase or download their music. Click here to see 32 of their FREE Classroom Brain Break Activities: