Originally published on Motherly. By Annamarya Scaccia When it comes to classroom discipline, each school has its own set
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Play is so important.
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Instead of treating recess as an important, in fact crucial, part of a student's day, some schools still act as if recess is a privilege bestowed on well-behaved, compliant students. They use recess as a bargaining tool and withhold it as a form of punishment.
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A current trend in classroom management is to hold kids in from recess as a means of disciplinary action. The problem with this strategy, of course, is that kids need recess. They need to decompress, burn off energy and socialize.
The school bell rings, indicating it's time for recess, but the playground remains empty. There are no children climbing
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