High quality recess contributes to positive student behaviors in elementary school children

  • Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • December 4, 2019

Dr. William Massey and Dr. John Geldhof


Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences

A recent study on the connection between recess quality and student behavior found that the quality of recess contributed to student’s executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior. This is a critical study that helps move beyond an examination of benefits related to the amount of recess time and instead focuses on the benefits of the overall quality of recess.

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