Today started all wrong. I was scrambling on two fronts to avert students from crisis. Eventually, those efforts were unsuccessful. I had two students in full meltdowns at the same time. I was a bit worried. Then the idea came to me… Dance Break!
Knowing the two kids who were having issues at the time, dancing was something they really enjoyed. I plugged my phone into the speakers and played Pharrell’s “Happy” about as loud as I could stand and then said, “DANCE BREAK!”
We all had a blast and it totally redirected the day. Both students were dancing within the first two minutes along with the rest of the class. I cannot say that the rest of the day was perfect, but it was crisis free! Sometimes, in life, you just need to take a break and Dance!