Here’s hoping your students will have recess this year. Maybe even recesses! I think brain breaks are a super idea, however should brain breaks replace outdoor recess? My vote is no, they should not. Brain breaks are fun and active, however most are structured. Recess allows for unstructured play time which encourages creativity and fosters social skills. Add in some fresh air and there’s a good chance you’re also minimizing the possibility of unruly classroom behavior.
I’ve worked in schools where there were designated recess times. I’ve also worked in schools where recess was at a teacher’s discretion.
What’s the word on recess time at your school?
Do you think kiddos benefit from recess?
Please share your thoughts!
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