Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine

Evolution of Recess is a Merry-go-Round

By Rachel
Evolution of Recess is a Merry-go-Round Without a positive way to organize chaos, kids are charged with a responsibility to defend themselves from bullies and be creative with their free time.  When recess was first included in the school day, the outdoor break was "free-for-all."  Today, it is mostly the same.  Although, many parents, teachers, school officials and students are stepping up to provide a safe atmosphere for recess.  
Survival of the fittest on a playground may be a decent way to allow the mind and body to break-away from structured performance based learning.  Although, students are challenged and bullies are on parade.  Could higher performance standards or record stress and obesity levels lead to a need for recess reform? 
Can we structure the playgrounds to provide refuge to the downtrodden, peace-loving kid?  Play-as-you-Grow Idealism is Bully Free.  Every voice is heard, Safe2Tell offers an anonymous way to report violence on campus.  Grants are available to assist schools, teachers, parents and kids to take action.

Here are the top 3 suggestions for kids looking to break-free from 'ol school recess.
1.  Reference Harvard's Summary of Bullying Law in  your defense to the right to play FAI.R
2.  Keep your state's current voted-in Bullying Laws in your google docs drive.
3.  Handout Safe Communities ~ Safe Schools  Pre-Planning Assessment Checklist.
On a less serious note, you have the power to bluff a bully.  If your non-violent bully is like most, then your attention is their source of power.  A good strategy is to remain calm and less bothered by teasing words.  As a response to a bully who is saying silly things that are intended to hurt your feelings, try saying, "so."  Instead of giving them more of your time, give bullies less of your time.
Christy Camp


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    I'll keep this short and sweet... Merry Christmas! Last year, I was 38 weeks pregnant and missing my husband while he celebrated Christmas 3,000 miles away... Read more

    By  Samantha Curtis
    DIARIES, FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    To all my family, friends and readers:The spirit of Christmas is not in a gift or a mealYou’ll find in your heart a meaning that’s realTo hold loved ones... Read more

    By  Dgmommy
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Merry Merry!

    Merry Merry!

    We piled around the kitchen island. Cheese, crackers, summer sausage, popcorn, butter-mints in those lovely pastel colors dotted with bright crunchy dots,... Read more

    By  Owlandtwine
    DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Go, Go, Go, GOJI!

    GOJI!

    Good evening Beautiful,I want to start off by saying HAPPY MONDAY! I love Mondays – I hope you do too J.Every day when I wake up and after I shower, I make... Read more

    By  Sarahohm
    FITNESS, HEALTHY LIVING, SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Evolution of Coffee

    Evolution Coffee

    Is there more caffeine in a 8 oz drip medium roast, in a single shot espresso, or in an 8 oz dark roast? Where does the espresso's crema come from? Which is... Read more

    By  Paolo
    DRINK, FOOD & DRINK
  • Nelly - Marry Go Round (Feat Chris Brown)

    Nelly Marry Round (Feat Chris Brown)

    Other than brawling with bottles at club (pun intended) Chris Brown is doing his usual music stuff,this times he gets on Nelly's "Merry Go Round" which has... Read more

    By  Rover
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • GoDaddy Releases Summer 2016 Updates

    GoDaddy Releases Summer 2016 Updates

    GoDaddy released their summer updates for 2016. A look at all the projects, services and products that have either been released, updated or expanded upon. Read more

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH