Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Study Highlights Benefits Of Structure During Recess

Education Week (4/18, Shah) reports that according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, having "more, and well trained, staff on the playground" during elementary school recess can prevent "discipline-related problems" during recess. "The study examines an approach to creating more-structured recess time that is provided by Playworks, based in Oakland, Calif. It finds that the nonprofit organization's program can smooth the transition between recess and class time-giving teachers more time to spend on instruction-and can cut back on bullying in the schoolyard."

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