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One Texas School triples Recess Time

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When I read that article, it actually surprised me most that the reporter, teachers and parents were actually surprised by the positive outcome of that measure. I have found when working with children that they need a lot of short breaks, especially after something new and profound has been introduced to them. We allow them to allocate their own recess – and this has never been abused. Sometimes the opposite happens: children don’t take enough short breaks and try to push through, when things get tough. I have found it much more useful to stop and start quite often. It creates new neural pathways in our brain and makes it increasingly simple to travel them and become prolific at a new learning experience.


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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