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What Can a 10-Minute Activity Break Do in Your Classroom?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 22, 2016 2:21:00 PM
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Why are activity breaks so important for students? Restless kids need to move! Don’t take our word for it.

A 12-week research project conducted in eastern NC in 2006 evaluated the effects of providing elementary students with a daily 10-minute activity break. Among 243 students in kindergarten through fourth grade, a daily activity break increased on-task behavior significantly, by an average of 8%. Among the least on-task students, activity breaks improved on-task behavior by 20%.


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Topics: Active Learning, move to learn