Scheduling time to slow down



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Unscheduled time=problem solving=success.

This “scheduled and planned world” we have created for kids has another negative side effect that I saw frequently at the end of my 27 year career as a physical education teacher. Kids lost the ability to manage “recess” and/or “Free play” without teacher intervention and planning. We have organized time and activities for kids to the point where chasing lightning bugs and climbing trees can’t be done without supervision! In school, a simple game of kickball can’t be enjoyed without teacher intervention. This results in the inability to problem solve and think independently. I applaud Kate for her decision to think for herself and enjoy some down time which will most likely provide a skill set that will serve her well in her future.

Nivada Spurlock more than 1 year ago