With the rise in students diagnosed and medicated for ADHD, this school seems to have found a pretty simple fix.
You’d think that most everyone could get behind a solution like this.
The tree-huggers would love that it doesn’t involve pills.
The health nuts would praise it for fighting obesity.
You’d almost have to be an ‘expert’ in academia’s ivory towers to oppose a solution so simple and obvious.
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That, or else be deliberately rigging the system with the intention of sabotaging the academic success of boys. Because the solution to the spike in boys’ ADHD is ridiculously simple.
Let them run. No, really… that’s it.
While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”
What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.
Instead of 20 minutes of recess per day, Eagle Mountain Elementary kindergartners and first graders now get an hour, broken up into four 15-minute breaks, in addition to lunchtime.
Their teachers say it’s totally transformed them.
The kids are less fidgety, less distracted, more engaged in learning and make more eye contact.
Eagle Mountain is one of dozens of schools in Texas, Oklahoma and California testing out extra recess time as part of a three-year trial. The pilot program is modeled after the Finnish school system, whose students get some of the best scores in the world in reading, math and science.
Source: Return To Now