here. Recess essay on voting age should be lowered IN THE middle grades, according to Susan Meyer, principal of Meads Mill Middle School, older students also need time for relaxation and "play." "Middle school kids need to have unwinding and reflecting time just as adults do Meyer tells Education World. Wouldn't you love a simple, straightforward teaching tool that steers students away from trouble and into recess success? Recess takes place in the gym or outside, explains Meyer. Parents are always welcome, but many don't know how to become involved in the school. Recess had a clublike atmosphere, and the kids really seemed to enjoy. Recess Backlash: Parents Say It Pays to Play.
"It all began with the 'Nation at Risk' report in 1983 Charles Doyle, assistant dean of the School of Education at Chicago's DePaul University, told the Christian Science Monitor. On the one hand, educators are criticized for putting too much pressure on students for academic excellence. This is a great way to meet both the students' needs and the parents Meyer states. "I believe quite strongly that there is great value in play. We generally had two volunteers per recess session." The school no longer needs volunteers because the staff has found ways to make more-efficient use of the teacher aides' time. Related sites, our partners at S S Worldwide are pleased to offer an online course for those interested in training to become a playground supervisor. Recess for Elementary School Students A position paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Included: Tips for a safe and productive recess period. The cafeteria of Greenwood Central School in Greenwood, New York, was so noisy that students were not able to eat comfortably.
Parents at Lunch (PAL) gives the adults a chance to network too. But first- and second-graders weren't ready to give up some free time each day. Parents Aren't Sitting Still as Recess Disappears From Parents in Action, speaking up on an issue that matters to them. Read what the experts - and columnist Linda Starr - have to say about the growing trend toward "all work and no play.".