Withdrawing Recess As Punishment: Does It Work?

Rae Pica with Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D., Patte Barth, Sarah Garland

Children typically love recess so it seems quite logical that withdrawing recess from children who misbehave or fail to do assignments is an appropriate disciplinary approach. But some argue that withholding recess does more harm that good. Listen to this segment and consider the pros and cons.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. is nationally Certified as a Playground Inspector and served as a board member on the National Program for Playground Safety. Patte Barth is the Director, Center for Public Education. Sarah Garland is a staff writer at the Hechinger Report, nonprofit news organization that focuses on education journalism. She has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Newsday, The New York Sun, The New York Post and The Village Voice.
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