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CHAPTER 4

Brain-Break Activities

Even before sophisticated technology allowed us to understand exactly how our brains get overloaded with information, we knew from experience that a little time was required for our brains to process and store newly acquired knowledge. So it’s surprising how many trainers and other learning professionals still sometimes follow instructional models that don’t take advantage of these known facts about how our brains function.

Sometimes the reason for this default to less efficient methods is that the content is tied to mandated coverage required by corporate and regulatory directives that box trainers into strict ...

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