Saturday, January 31, 2009

School Recess Improves Behavior

Read Tara Pope Parker's piece on January 28, 2009 in the NYT entitled, School Recess Improves Behavior, and join me in saying, "duh! " and "no kidding." Recess, and movement are essential to a child's learning experience. Yet public schools make kids sit and write and read and think. And they should, but without exercise, release and movement many children can not absorb all that is necessary to learn. So I shake my head in disbelief and wonder, what next? Will we get rid of PE in schools and drive our children everywhere because it is unsafe or too cold. Oh Yea. We already do that. But thanks to the NYT and Parker who sites the experts and evidence we can start to discuss the situation. And when we are talking together and shaking our heads together, we work toward change. Groups have power. So read the article, and have a good recess.

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