Tate, E. (2019, November 15). Rethinking Recess Leads to Results On and Off the Playground – EdSurge News. Retrieved November 25, 2019.

The nonprofit Playworks is overhauling the traditional free-play model of recess to offer a structured play program for students that teaches social and emotional skills, including communication and conflict resolution. For example, students are taught to resolve playtime disputes, such as whether a ball fell on one side or the other, with a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors.”

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