Mrs. Sanders from McHenry IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students yoga mats that will allow for students to comfortably participate in yoga as a mindful brain break. This promotes and increases their focus and engagement in learning.
My classroom is a special education, self-contained classroom for high school students ranging from 9-12 graders. All of my students have been identified as either having disabilities in behavior, social emotional, autism, or a mixture of the three. All of these disabilities can be diffused or lessened with using mindful brain breaks in the classroom.
My students are ones who despite their struggles that they come across due to their disabilities daily, they are eager and want to learn daily.
In my class, I have time set aside for my students called "Mindful Brain Breaks" which are data proven to help with focus and engagement in learning. These breaks allow for students to set away from work and relax some. When they are asked to return, their ability to perform in the class whether on tests, homework, or listening to instruction increases. Currently, I am doing yoga with my students and it has benefitted them with this relaxation before testing. The students scores have increased. Although, right now, we are not able to do all Yoga comfortably in the class as the students are doing it without mats. With that mats, we will be able to do more stretches and switch up the moves throughout these brain breaks. It will only allow the students to comfortably relax and further increase their engagement and focus for classroom learning.
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|AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Black • Amazon Business||$17.95||10||$179.50|
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