Brain Breaks Part 19: Number game!

Brain Breaks Part 19: Number game!

There are so many benefits to using Brain Breaks in your classroom! The most obvious are: increased student engagement, culture building, and JOY... one less obvious benefit is that Brain Breaks can be vocabulary builders. The parts of the body brain break is one of the first I used to "teach" parts of the body…
One Word Image: SCAVENGER HUNT!

One Word Image: SCAVENGER HUNT!

I posted last school year about the power of displaying your class one word images out in the hall for EVERYONE to see. More important than this, is posting the STORY along with it! Students will be READING, sharing and oogling over Spanish/French/English/German/Chinese during their passing period! It is MAGIC! This year I've found a…
Brain Breaks Part 18: Obstacle Courses!

Brain Breaks Part 18: Obstacle Courses!

Many of y'all who stalk my blog (THANK YOU! GRACIAS! MERCI! DANKE! XIE XIE!) have already read this Brain Breaks blog (or one very similar) so it will feel like dejavu!... I wrote this several months ago but deleted it and am republishing it slightly differently! (Thank you Christopher Sutherland!) YouTube has tons of great…
A DIFFERENT kind of PD!

A DIFFERENT kind of PD!

Y'all... I have been so excited and BUSY with my "announcement" that I've failed to actually BLOG about my big news! I've started a new online, subscription based community for a very different kind of professional development! In this group (a Private Facebook page) I go Live! to share all of the things I am…
Brain Breaks Part 17: High Fives!

Brain Breaks Part 17: High Fives!

This is easily  one of my FAVORITE Brain Breaks because it creates such a positive atmosphere, therefore strengthening the JOY in your classroom, ANNNNND an added bonus is that it contributes to your classroom community. What is it?! Exactly what it sounds like... just high fives... plain and simple... You can tell kids to high…