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March 29, 2017
PBL and Brain Breaks

A friend called and asked if I could help his 9th grade class catch up with their PBL projects. He stated that everything was going according to plan until something came up. He was two weeks behind and didn’t want to lose the momentum of the projects. I obliged to offer support. The students appreciated having multiple adults in the room helping them. One day, the students hit a wall. The buzz of conversation ceased and the crescendo of arguing grew amongst the groups. One of the students blurted, “My brain is done. I need a break.” I wasn’t sure if this 9th grade group would respond to a brain break activity but asked the teacher if I could show them one. Most of...

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