More Playtime Needed In American Schools, New Research SaysPlaytime is taking a backseat to improving test scores in school – much to the detriment of American students, according to new research.
MPS Superintendent Stresses Recess In State of Schools SpeechThe superintendent for Minneapolis Public Schools talked Monday about the importance of kids playing during his State of the Schools speech.
'Recess Coaches' Help Students Fully Enjoy Break TimeSo much has changed since most of us were in elementary school. Not just in the classroom, but also at recess. A national non-profit called Playworks started training "recess coaches" in Minnesota five years ago. These coaches lead children in organized activities during free time outside. Recess coaches are now in several public schools across the Twin Cities.
Good Question: Why Don't Most Schools Have Recess Before Lunch?When we were growing up, you always had recess after lunch. But new research shows that children will eat 54 percent more fruits and vegetables at lunch if they eat after recess. "Recess is often held after lunch so children hurry to 'finish' so that they can go play. This results in wasted fruits and vegetables," Dr. David Just of Cornell University said.
Good Question: "Reply All" To Your Cold Weather QuestionsThere's no denying winter has arrived in Minnesota. Many of us have sent us questions about our recent blast of frigid air this week. So we thought we'd answer your cold weather Good Questions in this week's Reply All.
Nonprofit Group Urges Organized Games During Recess A nonprofit group is engineering a recess revolution at schools across the country, including nine in the Twin Cities.
Playworks Provides Guidance For Kids During RecessInstead of spending the first half of recess picking teams and deciding on which game to play, students in one metro school district get right to the fun.