OK, I know it’s summer and recess at school isn’t on your mind, but I had to share the following article on the value of recess because it is full of footnotes. I loves me a good footnote! Keep this one bookmarked come fall. Recess should NEVER be docked as punishment. There are SO many better ways to discipline and teach (remember, discipline is from a Latin word meaning “to teach”) than taking away the few chances kids have to get out of their heads and back into their bodies during the course of a sedentary school day.