Study finds schools could benefit from structured recess

Students might benefit from more structured recess, according to a recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study supports an approach taken by the nonprofit Playworks -- used at more than 300 schools, which focuses on organized activities lead by a recess coach. Researchers found that students participating in the structured recess were able to transition more easily back to their studies, had fewer incidents of bullying and were more likely to feel included.

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