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Recess For Middle Schoolers: Why It’s Important

Recess For Middle Schoolers: Why It’s Important

As Upper School educators, we have found that our sixth, seventh, and even eighth graders reach a point during the day where distractions are strong and the ability to sit still decreases significantly. So rather than creating punishments to discourage this behavior, we decided to bring back something that was the norm for this age at one time but is no longer: recess.

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