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The Benefits Of Recess Are Proven By Science -- So Why Are Teachers Taking It Away?
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I understand that teachers are trying to control their classroom. I know many of the classrooms give rewards as well as take-away reward systems. But taking away a crucial part of a child's learning -- play -- is unproductive when getting a kid to sit still.
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Ahh, yes. Recess. Also known as the jungle. It is the bane of every neurotic parent's existence, the nagging worry in the pit of a school's stomach, the dreaded and longed-for unstructured play time.
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Lots of times, when I ask my patients what they think is the best part of school, they say, "recess." They may be on to something.
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