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Back-To-School: Recess 101

  1. Schools in Finland take 15 minutes of recess for every 45 minutes of learning. How does your school (or homeschool) compare with a Finnish school?
  2. Based on what you learned in the episode design your own perfect school day with breaks for recess and learning times.
  3. Do your adults work a lot? Why don’t you share what you learned in the episode and have them see if taking regular breaks to move around makes their work day better.
  4. Do an experiment the next time you are reading or doing homework. After 30-45 minutes, take a 15 minute break to play and move around. When you get back to work see if you feel more able to concentrate. What kinds of activities are the best for your breaks?