Brain Breaks

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
Zmath
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Brain Breaks

Post by Zmath » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:47 pm

Just need some ideas for some Brain Breaks to use with Middle-schoolers.

Thanks a bunch!

Jackie Minor
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Brain Breaks for Middle Schoolers

Post by Jackie Minor » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:41 am

There are a ton of great brain breaks in the Silly Sports and Goofy Games book. My daughter is a middle schooler so I will share some of her favorites!

If you have a large area they love the tag games like Triangle Tag, Hum Tag, or Freezer Unfreezer.

If your space is more limited, you could try Mirror Mirror, Instamatic, Knock-Knock or Magic 11.

Jackie

Zmath
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Brain Breaks

Post by Zmath » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:28 am

Jackie,

Is there a way of accessing free information regarding brain breaks and many other structures?


OR is information accessible by purchasing materials only?

Don't want to sound cheap, but I just wanted to try things out ASAP.

Thanks so much

Jackie Minor
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Post by Jackie Minor » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:32 am

Zmath,
I would imagine that you could google "brain breaks" and get some ideas. Most of the ones I referred to are in the Silly Sports and Goofy Games books...there are over 200 in there. There might be some mentioned every now and then in the online magazine. You could check there too.

Jackie

Romhernandez
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Post by Romhernandez » Tue May 06, 2008 1:01 pm

One possibility would be to do some sort of ice breaker. This allows you to get to know your students better and allows students to feel comfortable with one another.