Must Have Mini Bites!

Yesterday I wrote about the great professional development site, Grovo, that offers 60 second training on all sorts of topics. I realize that I like Grovo because the training is offered in small chunks. My brain appreciates this! I can’t sit for more than 10 minutes before my brain starts to wander.

Most people can only sit for so-long before the brain begins to tire. So why is it that (some) professors lecture for 50 minutes non-stop? True, many students can pay attention longer than 10 minutes, but when presented with new material, we need to offer brain breaks.

A brain break is a short period of time when we offer a refresher to our brain by providing something different to think about. Allowing students to get up, stretch, visit, walk, etc. can even help refresh the brain to get back to work…and thinking.

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