I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.
Kids NEED brain breaks. They need time to think and process but also need time for fun and relaxation. This pin involves activities that allow the students to move around and be active instead of sitting down the whole entire class.
Website with different timers you can project on the screen for the class to see... I love to see teachers using visual timers...SO helpful for all students, but especially for those AD/HD kids who struggle with sustained attention and time management.