If you don't already have a GoNoodle Account, it's time to sign up for one! GoNoodle has so many wonderful resources, including brain breaks. And some of the most wonderful brain break videos are 3-5 minute yoga breaks. My students of all ages love these yoga breaks, as do I!
This printable poster series has become an absolute must in every classroom I've ever had. The 'Move to Calm' strategy uses simple yoga poses to calm emotions, and center the minds of both children and adults.
I love this post, because like any good Professional Development, you leave with a deliverable! This flip book functions as a whole class activity, and then can be used by students on their own throughout the year. Double usage!
The Positive Classroom resources provide strategies and clear steps for elementary teachers to manage their classrooms with structure and caring. This article outlines four calming strategies: Soothing Sounds, Time to Think, Stillness Time, and Counting Breaths.
This 3-minute video demonstrates a guided relaxation technique that can be used in all grade levels. For first year or veteran teachers, this video is a wonderful place to start your practice of classroom calming techniques.