Why recess?

Recess is the time during the school day when children can play. It is as essential to the school—to the child—as the subjects of math, reading, and science, and all the other academic subjects. These subjects teach children… Read More

Supporting teachers to be ready for recess

As part of the research my colleague Dr. Dale B. Fink and I are doing, we surveyed and interviewed teachers about their perspectives on recess. 100% of the teachers indicated at least one benefit of recess, but many… Read More

Practice Joy for Our Kids

I’ve been reading a lot about the social-emotional mental-health supports around our students in schools, whether it be the language we use, different systems in place, or different resources available in and affiliated with the schools. And as… Read More

Does taking away recess help?

My colleague Dale Borman Fink, PhD, interview children about what they think when teachers take away recess, why they think teachers do it and whether it “works.” In this article, Dale and I review what the children had… Read More

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