It reminded me of the times in my classroom when I remembered to take a break like this. I scrolled through my blog and found so many little tidbits about times that this break made the learning actually go faster. To be clear, these breaks were often only a minute or two long, There is much to be taught to our most inspiring cape-wearing students and hour-long breaks are much less common.
I scrolled through some blog posts and found some of my favorite short breaks. There are quite a few here, so I will just encourage you to pick one or two that strike your fancy and take a mini-break as you read some bits about my "lovies" from back in my teaching time. I enjoyed the stroll and boy do I love teaching!
Going Invisible (time--under a minute; school skills used--writing craft and vocabulary)
Pickle Skins (time--about a minute)
European Studies (time--30 minutes; school skills used--technology integration)
Bait and Switch (time--2+ hours); school skills used--reading, writing, presentation)
A Vignette (time--2 minutes)
A Collection of Blue Things (time--immeasurable)
A Cup of Tea (time--3 minutes of me, zero minutes for student)
Campfire (an all-time favorite moment in my teaching career)