George Lucas Educational Foundation
Mental Health

Activating the Brain With Movement Breaks

Research has shown that short movement breaks help students get focused, improving both skill-building and knowledge retention.

January 14, 2019
George Lucas Educational Foundation

This video is part of our How Learning Happens series, which explores teaching practices grounded in the science of learning and human development. 

Van Ness Elementary School

Public, Urban
Grades PreK-3
Washington, DC

Edutopia developed this series in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

For related information, please see the National Commission’s report “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.”

Special thanks to the Science of Learning and Development Initiative, Turnaround for Children, Learning Policy Institute, American Institutes for Research, and EducationCounsel.

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  • Student Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • K-2 Primary

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