February 24, 2009

Recess


Turns out, it's just as important as the rest of the academic day.  How important?  We shouldn't even take it away as a punishment.

"Also, teachers often punish children by taking away recess privileges. That strikes Dr. Barros as illogical. 'Recess should be part of the curriculum,' she said. 'You don’t punish a kid by having them miss math class, so kids shouldn’t be punished by not getting recess.'"

Thoughts?



(image cc "day 51")