From rowdy to ready to learn: The cognitive, physical, and social-emotional benefits of daily recess

Any teacher knows the signs. It starts with a rustle here, a giggle there—and suddenly, the whole class is off task. Hopefully, the restlessness will kick in just before recess, and the kids will be able to run off some energy before returning to class refreshed. But many teachers across the country have had to

The truth about recess is out there

Once again perception wins out over reality, even in the Washington Post. In a recent article about the importance of physical education, the reporters made this familiar claim: Others [schools] have responded to No Child Left Behind’s mandate to raise student test scores by stealing time from P.E. And this quote is in the article