Arianne Brown: Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

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  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 11:19 a.m.

    Taking away recess from kids is akin to a warden taking yard time away from prisoners. It has the opposite effect on behavior. Plus, if I'm a teacher, I want the kids to go out for recess. They burn off excess energy. Recess wasn't created as a reward for kids. It was created because educators know that kids can't sit still for 7 hours a day. They also realized that recess is as much of a break for teachers as it is for the kids.