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Author Topic: Atlantic article on withholding recess as punishment  (Read 3553 times)

shari

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Atlantic article on withholding recess as punishment
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:27:35 PM »

 
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/nixing-recess-the-silly-alarmingly-popular-way-to-punish-kids/280631/

My daughters both have major organization problems and at least one has ADHD (...probably both actually.)  In elementary school they both were forced to spend many recess periods inside finishing their homework instead of playing.  I always felt this was counter-productive. 
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Research has shown that taking away recess does not make classroom behavior any better, and, in fact, it might make things worse in the case of students who are misbehaving because of an excess of energy or boredom.

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