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Mindful Movements, Mindful Moments

With the understanding that students have a bit less flexibility to move around the classroom and teachers have fewer opportunities to provide spontaneous outside recess, PJA’s Health and Wellness Educator, Blair Borax, wanted to fill the need for brief in-class movement breaks. 

Blair created a series of five minute "Mindful Movements, Mindful Moments" videos. Each one focuses on a different intention to get students ready to learn. Classroom teachers can choose a video based on the energy levels and needs of the class in the moment. With intentions such as calm, energized, and focused, students will have many opportunities to reset and recharge while remaining at their desks. 

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