The Kinesthetic Classroom describes 22 fun two-minute brain breaks in great detail, like: * Elbow trick, where students balance a bean bag on their elbows, snap their hand down and try to catch it. * Social walk and talk, in which students walk around the room engaging a pre-selected partner in conversation on a topic of their own or a teacher's choosing. * Tag: everyone's "It," where every student moves around the room trying to avoid being tagged while trying to tag classmates (walking only when played indoors). Suppose the focus of the lesson was circumference and diameter: * A group of students can be asked to create a circle while one other student carefully walks around the circle and counts their steps. * When the student arrives back at the beginning, the circle opens up and the walking student is asked to walk a straight line through the circle to the other side while again counting their steps. * The teacher can then facilitate the discussion about the relationship between circumference and diameter which is that the circumference of a circle is a little more than three times the diameter of a circle. [...] our book provides a framework that shows educators where and how to start moving students.
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