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Movement Breaks: Slide Download

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We know educators are working hard to deliver in this new online mode. We also know even just a few minutes of movement can make all the difference in our days, re-invigorating our bodies and minds amidst long stretches of screen time. 

So add this slide to your next presentation, let your group know how long their break is, and get ready to move!

Moved to Learn: What's the science saying...?

Doing light physical activity while you learn has been shown to improve creativity 1, recall 2, attention and understanding. 3

1. Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L Schwartz, Give your ideas some legs: the positive effect of walking on creative thinking (J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 2014), 1142-52.

2. Maren Schmidt-Kassow et al., Treadmill walking during vocabulary encoding improves verbal long-term memory (Behav Brain Funct, 2014), 10-24.

3. Barbara Fenesi et al., Sweat So You Don’t Forget: Exercise Breaks During a University Lecture Increase On-Task Attention and Learning (Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2018), 261-269.

Special thanks to our friends from Thriving in ActionMood Routes, external link and Student Affairs Storytelling for their inspiration and partnership on physical activity as a learning strategy and 'emoji card' assessments.