Brain Breaks

With all my research into the brain and how it works in class I have been investigating the need for regular brain breaks. There is a great website with many links for brain breaks called:

https://www.gonoodle.com/brain-breaks

You can join for free and get lots of ideas to use in your classes.

I also use a lot of songs by the Learning Station:

http://www.learningstationmusic.com/

They are well worth paying for but preview the songs on Youtube.

Two of the children’s favourites are Body Boogie

and Get funky

Some teachers are a little worried about brain breaks as they think the children may get out of control.

Check out Bevin Reinen’s video on Youtube for some ideas to keep the children focused:

 

 

 

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Thought for the day

Children are not a distraction

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Something for the start of term

School starts for many of us next week both teachers and children!

Have a little laugh with this little chap!

 

 

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Changing Paradigms

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Those of you that follow my blog will know that I am a fan of Ken Robinson and this video will delight you if you like him as much as I do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCbdS4hSa0s

If you are on hoilday from school but planning for the new academic year, this will give you food for thought.

Enjoy!

creativity is contagious

 

 

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Teacher Training Events around Spain

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I will be doing some training events with OUP colleagues around Spain starting with Madrid on 29 March.

You can register for these at :

http://oxfordprofessionaldevelopment.wordpress.com/primary-seminar/

My session is called:

Maximizing their memory

“Use surprise to bring students’ brains to attention. Consider employing the technique of surprise to light up students’ brains and illuminate the pathways to memory storage. Starting a lesson with an unanticipated demonstration or having something new or unusual in a classroom will spark student attention and curiosity.”

Dr. Judy Willis, neurologist and teacher.

Come and discover ways to maximize your primary pupils’ memory and potential.

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Teacher Training Webinar OUP Spain

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Hi everyone,

Just in case you haven’t had the information, I will be doing a Webinar on Tuesday 25 March from 18.00 until 19.00.

If you are in Spain, you can register online at:

http://oxfordprofessionaldevelopment.wordpress.com/upcoming-webinars-registration-2/

It’s called “Prioritising your pupils’ potential” and we will be concentrating on strategies for ‘Infantil’ and primary children in First Cycle.

Hope to ‘see’ you there.

All the best

Vanessa

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Festival of fun webinar – 19 November

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Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that I will be doing a webinar for OUP on 19 November entitled A Festival of Fun, if you feel like joining me.

You can register on:

http://oxfordprofessionaldevelopment.wordpress.com/upcoming-webinars-registration/

Thanks

Vanessa

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