Why you and your students should… Take a Break!

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Why you and your students should… Take a Break!


Should you take learning breaks with students, even during a sectional rehearsal that lasts only thirty minutes?  Research suggests that maybe you should.  This article by Youki Terada (Edutopia‘s Editor of Research and Standards) summarizes a number of research studies that seem to conclude that teaching three ten-minute lessons with mini breaks is probably more productive than a solid half hour block.  The article gives suggestions for what a good brain break might look like.


Date Published: 20 April 2018


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