Freshmen STAND UP! WE see you & WE miss YOU! These shout outs are for YOU!
This week we are celebrating with PRIDE! Yes, you see it, Happy PRIDE Month! Ms. Anastasia gives us a brief history overview of how this month long celebration came about and asks how this celebration impacts your life or the life of someone you love.
Use the link below to share your thoughts!
You can find more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s LGBTQ Initiatives here!
Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices
A brain break is a short period of time when we change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways. Our brains are wired for novelty. We know this because we pay attention to every stimulus in our environment that feels threatening or out of the ordinary. This has always been a wonderful advantage. In fact, our survival as a species depended on this aspect of brain development.
When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different lens. During these few minutes, the brain moves away from learning, memorizing, and problem solving. The brain break actually helps to incubate and process new information.