Take a break

Synchronous sessions are cognitively demanding! You can absolutely take a pause or break, as needed or scheduled. You can encourage people to stand up, move around, whatever you think makes sense.

Download one of the Guided Break Slides to add to your presentation:

Guided Break Slides

If you do decide to take a break, you'll want to:

  1. Post a slide, chat message, or some other notification that lets everyone know that there is a break happening.
  2. Detail the end time of the break.
  3. Share a timer.
  4. Play low volume background music (to provide reassurance that everything is still working in the session).
  5. Use your "away" indicator and encourage students to use theirs, as well.