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What happened when a school gave kids more recess

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Hey school systems, you can improve kids’ behavior and learning with this one weird trick!

This story is from back in January, but it’s worth reading, especially now that there is a formal group fighting for more recess in Baltimore County Pubic Schools.

The Today.com story “Want kids to listen more, fidget less? Try more recess… this school did” reports on what happened when kids got two recesses in the morning and two in the afternoon.

Some five months into the experiment, [the teacher’s] fears have been alleviated. Her students are less fidgety and more focused, she said. They listen more attentively, follow directions and try to solve problems on their own instead of coming to the teacher to fix everything. There are fewer discipline issues.

“We’re seeing really good results,” she noted.

Read the full story here.

[RELATED: Stop taking away recess (and make it longer, too), Baltimore County advocates say]

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