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ERIC Number: EJ814915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
Give Me a Break! Can Strategic Recess Scheduling Increase On-Task Behaviour for First Graders?
Fagerstrom, Todd; Mahoney, Kate
Ontario Action Researcher, v9 n2 article 1 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine whether strategically scheduled recess breaks throughout the school day will increase student on-task behaviours during the time when students work independently. As an intervention for this action research study, recess breaks were given more often but for less time; recess breaks were scheduled before and after academic lessons throughout the whole day. Methodology included observations with checklist and field notes. Results of the study suggest that recess breaks scheduled directly before or after academic lessons, positively affects student on-task behaviours. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A