Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks
When it comes to staying focused and productive, breaks are an essential part of the puzzle.
Regular breaks can help students reduce their stress and focus on their work. Breaks may increase productivity, improve mental concentration, and promote socialization, relaxation, and sleep.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), breaks can help students:
• Stay focused
• Reduce stress
• Increase productivity
• Eliminate distractions
The study found that breaks can help students achieve these goals by providing:
• A break from work
• Some time to relax, breathe, and think
The best way to implement break times into your school day is to start small. Schedule breaks for classes and homework, not for extracurricular activities or for when students are feeling the most stressed. By following these simple tips, you can help your students stay productive and stress-free during their school days.