One of your student peers sent this blog post to me because she thought that it raised great critical questions about play and recess in schools. Read below to get a sense for the types of questions you should be considering as a future teacher and/or parent:
Children have been in school for awhile. How much recess are they getting? Is their school day overly organized? Are they getting pretend recess–physical education, or some canned program from a digital device?
How many principals are tricking parents into thinking their children are getting real recess?
Even preschool parents need to ask this question. There’s been an escalation of micromanaging and technology when it comes to our youngest learners!
Many parents pleaded and fought with legislators and school administrators to get a mere 20 minute break for their children in school. But recess should be a child’s right—a break from schoolwork and time to socialize and play on the playground.