Teachers Notice Kids No Longer Have ADHD After They Try One Simple Trick
With pharmaceutical companies trying to convince America there’s a pill for everything, the rise in kids diagnosed with ADD, ADHD has skyrocketed, but some schools have found a very easy fix for fidgety kids.
This solution is a win-win. Teachers love it, students love it, and parents love it.
Many Americans would be very please to know it doesn’t involve pills, and it could help solve the epidemic of obesity in America.
About the only people who would be opposed to this would be Democrats, because it takes time away from brainwashing children with their leftist propaganda during class time.
Seriously, the cure is remarkably simple, and millions of kids could find themselves not dependent on Big Pharma pills to “treat” something completely natural.
LET THE CHILDREN PLAY! There it is, the amazing solution that generations of American school kids had to suffer without.
While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”
What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.
Instead of 20 minutes of recess per day, Eagle Mountain Elementary kindergartners and first graders now get an hour, broken up into four 15-minute breaks, in addition to lunchtime.
Their teachers say it’s totally transformed them.
The kids are less fidgety, less distracted, more engaged in learning and make more eye contact.
Eagle Mountain is one of dozens of schools in Texas, Oklahoma and California testing out extra recess time as part of a three-year trial. The pilot program is modeled after the Finnish school system, whose students get some of the best scores in the world in reading, math and science.
Some of the teachers at Eagle Mountain say they were nervous about how they would keep the kids on track academically with all the lost classroom time. But halfway through the first year of the program first-grade teacher Cathy Wells told NPR her kids “were way ahead of schedule.”
Wells said she’s spending a lot less time sharpening pencils these days.
“You know why I was sharpening them? Because they were grinding on them, they were breaking them, they were chewing on them. They’re not doing that now. They’re actually using their pencils for the way that they were designed — to write things!”
“If you want a child to be attentive and stay on task — if you want them to encode the information you’re giving them in their memory — you’ve got to give them regular breaks,” says Ohio State University pediatrician Bob Murray.
Murry helped write the American Pediatrics Association’s policy statement on recess.
He says brain scans have shown kids learn better after a break for physical activity and unstructured play.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
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