With this in mind, students brainstormed what brain breaks the class currently used then used their creativity and imagination to discuss, share and draw their ideal brain breaks.
They created a picture plan with a buddy to show what they wanted to do. After that, they explained their picture plan to others. Students practiced their ideas before recording to make a class video. Success criteria included, using a clear voice, telling the audience about their brain break and using their plan to explain their ideas.
The aim is for students to run their own brain breaks independently based on their interests and ideas. The overall goal is to give students choice based on their own ideas and not the teacher’s, to refresh, recharge and refocus their brains, ready to focus on their next learning task. They can use these skills throughout their learning journeys.