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The Benefits Of Recess Are Proven By Science — So Why Are Teachers Taking It Away?

The Huffington Post – Annamarya Scaccia

“When it comes to classroom discipline, each school has its own set of rules—but a universally popular response to misbehavior is to prohibit kids from participating in recess. The problem is that a large body of research has shown recess benefits kids’ mental and physical health. So when that time to play and enjoy fresh air is stripped away as a disciplinary tactic, the consequences may be worse than intended.” (more)

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