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A brain-break is any short activity that is a break from the specified learning activity and is designed to enhance relationships (teacher-student and/or student-student).

Brain-breaks involve taking a short break in a lesson to engage in a burst of physical movement or a fun mental challenge.

Brain-breaks only take up a small amount of lesson time, yet the benefits of increased engagement levels and cognitive functioning have been found to significantly increase academic performance. Research has shown that students participating in regular brain-breaks display improved academic performance in core subjects like literacy and numeracy.

Brain-breaks alter the classroom climate by introducing a new collective action. Such activities have been shown to increase students’ positive emotions and enjoyment within the classroom.

Our teachers are encouraged to incorporate brain-breaks into their lesson schedules to ensure maximum focus and engagement in class.