Help! It's an Indoor Recess Day


Author: Dori E. Novak

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761975281

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 3993

This is a practical collection of innovative ideas, games, and creative management strategies for surviving indoor recess.

Recess Appointments

An End-around Practice


Author: Chambers Y. Nells

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594547621

Category: Law

Page: 69

View: 9022

Under the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2), the President and the Senate share the power to make appointments to high-level policy-making positions in federal departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. Generally, the President nominates individuals to these positions, and the Senate must confirm them before he can appoint them to office. The Constitution also provides an exception to this process. When the Senate is in recess, the President may make a temporary appointment, called a recess appointment, to any such position without Senate approval (Article II, Section 2, Clause 3). This book provides a legal overview of the practice and responses to frequently asked questions.

School Recess and Playground Behavior

Educational and Developmental Roles


Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791421840

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 8441

The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children’s behavior and informs related literatures such as the educational, social-developmental, and cognitive-developmental literatures. Dr. Pellegrini goes well beyond what has been done in the past by systematically pursuing an underlying theme that revolves around the educational significance of recess periods. Due to the relatively new interest in understanding the developmental significance of playground experiences, most past work has been topical in nature. By using a theme, the author has taken the next logical step in bringing coherence to this line of inquiry. The result is a readable and coherent volume that clearly demonstrates the value of recess periods in enhancing children’s cognitive and social/emotional development.

Instant Recess

Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time


Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520263758

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

View: 1404

"Toni Yancey's book is a terrific tool as we work together to promote healthy and active lifestyles."Bill Clinton ""Instant Recess" is a call to all of us to get up and move. Part personal memoir, part public health manifesto, and part poetry, Yancey's warmth and enthusiasm shine through this book. I'm betting that she can convince anyone that moving more is not only good for health, but easy and lots of fun to do."Marion Nestle, author of "What to Eat" "In "Instant Recess," Dr. Yancey provides the tools to get America moving, in a very accessible style with the scientific research to back it up. Her call to incorporate short exercise breaks into routine, daily activities is one step that can create a true wellness society."Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman, Senate HELP Committee "Dr. Toni (Antronette) Yancey has influenced and impacted community health and fitness in a number of profound ways! Her book is a must read for anyone interested in living a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Recently, at the First AME Church of Los Angeles, we incorporated a quick but effective fitness interlude into all three of our Sunday worship services. The enthusiastic response from our congregation was tremendous! Thank you, Dr. Yancey, for waking us up to the dangers of our sedentary lives and for awakening our desire to get into better physical shape."Rev. Dr. John & Denise Hunter, Pastor and First Lady of First AME Church of Los Angeles, the White House-designated local lead agency for Michelle Obama's Let's Move LA ""Instant Recess" is a necessary part of a complex solution to our society's epidemic of inactivity. It can work equally well in the corporate boardroom, school classroom, or for fans at a sporting event for that matter. It is a great place to start if we don't want to leave anyone behind. I'm all for breaking our national inertia with a musical beat and a smile on our faces."Dave Winfield, National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, San Diego Padres "Dr. Yancey writes on a topic about which she is both passionate and knowledgeable. Doable in just about any setting, "Instant Recess" could get America moving again."David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th Surgeon General of the United States ""Instant Recess" is an excellent, easy to read, informative book describing how we must all change our lifestyle patterns and incorporate activity into our day. Yancey poignantly shows why 'instant recesses' are needed by corporate Americans, educators, public health and medical professionals. This isn't just a simple how-to book, but also a how-come."Francine Kaufman, Head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles "For the average person who continues to yo-yo between the hype of miracle weight loss gimmicks and the allure of fast food franchises, "Instant Recess" offers an easy and free solution to creating a healthier lifestyle."Sharon Baucom, Medical Director of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for the State of Maryland "A thoughtful and innovative approach to community-wide physical activity from a lay person's perspective. This book is well grounded in scientific evidence that is also contextualized in simple examples and in real life experiences people will be able to relate to."Adrian Bauman, University of Sydney "I've seen everyone from curmudgeonly researchers and uptight bureaucrats to former elite athletes to avowed non-exercisers sucked in by the warm, inclusive energy and ease of her approach to getting people physically active. Most are smiling, some outright laughing as they rediscover the joy of moving. Thankfully, Toni captures the essence of that joy in her book, along with the practical guidance necessary to help anyone start making physical activity a part of their life and their community again."Mark Fenton, PBS television host and author of "The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness " "I read "Instant Recess" and couldn t help but jump for joy. Dr. Yancey s got the recipe for success to help turn around the epidemic of inactivity in our country. Finally we have a book that shows Americans how to build that strong base of fitness, 10 minutes of hip hopping at a time. Now, if you ll excuse me. It s time for me to take my "Instant Recess.""Pam Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, author of "Body for Life for Women," Chief Medical Correspondent for "Nutrition and Fitness," Discovery Health TV "Through the San Diego Padres organization we've worked with Dr. Toni Yancey for nearly 4 years on various healthy eating and fitness related projects ... Dr. Yancey is an educated, dynamic, trusted and respected colleague who has a thorough knowledge of public health issues. Her knowledge, advocacy and connection to community service organizations across the country has been key. She's recruited a great number of them to enter the fight against childhood obesity by offering a wide variety of active lifestyles options. Influencing America to move towards healthy eating, better nutrition, and into her activity routine called Instant Recess is a significant and continuous task It's a pleasure working with this former collegiate athlete, Ph.D. and public servant. We need more people like Dr. Toni Yancey combatting this nationwide health crisis."David Winfield, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Co-Director at UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity "


Its Role in Education and Development


Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131744146X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 4198

Writing a book about recess could be a very questionable endeavor for a serious academic psychologist. At first blush it seems to be a pretty trivial topic. It's the time during the school day where there's a break from what's typically considered the most serious work of the day--reading, writing, and arithmetic. Reflecting this trivial tenor, it's also that time of the school day that kids--perhaps only half jokingly--say is their favorite part of school. This perception has lead many schools to question the role of recess in the school day. This book is an attempt to broach two views of recess--the perceived value of recess and the movement to eliminate or reduce the school recess period from the primary school day. Due to tightened school budgets and the emphasis on testing, many elementary schools eliminate recess, gym classes, and play periods to the developmental detriment of the very children the schools are supposed to serve. Author Anthony Pellegrini has conducted a number of careful studies regarding student attentiveness and performance within programs that have recess periods, and those that don't. The data show that students need recess in order to blow off energy and interact with each other in the unstructured recess environment in order to grow socially. The goal of Recess is to help readers realize the importance of recess and counter the trend to eliminate it from schools. This book appeals to academics, teachers, administrators, and parents.


From Dodgeball to Double Dutch: Classic Games for Players of Today


Author: Ben Applebaum,Dan DiSorbo

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146284

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 3837

Remember recess? It was that refreshing break between classes that cleared the cobwebs, refreshed the mind, and got everyone moving. Recess is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. With detailed instructions, diagrams, and a can-do, kick-butt attitude, this ebook isn't meant to be read—it's meant to be played! This fun and interactive guide includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world, plus various tips and strategies not just to play, but also to win!

Justice Takes a Recess

Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush


Author: Scott E. Graves,Robert M. Howard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739126628

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

View: 900

Justice Takes a Recess examines why and under what circumstances presidents use the recess appointment power to appoint judges to the Federal courts. The authors show that the use of the recess power upsets the carefully calculated separation of powers envisioned by the Framers, shifting power away from one branch of government towards another.



Author: Book by Keith Jackson,Music by Gerald Castle,Lyrics by Michael Vigilant

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



Page: N.A

View: 2846

Okay, class, pop quiz time. What do you get when you mix a young substitute teacher with a classroom full of the seemingly dumbest (and funniest) pupils found anywhere? A wise-cracking musical that’s sure to put a smile on the principal’s face, that’s what. When Miss Quackenbush takes over a class at the Little Red Schoolhouse, she soon discovers why the previous teacher had a nervous breakdown. Bad poetry, mice in the lunch boxes, and a student with the measles is enough to drive anyone crazy. Unless the likable but hare-brained pupils can pass a simple exam, they won’t advance to the next grade. It’s one inane answer after another as Miss Quackenbush tries to promote this bunch of blockheads outta here. It won’t be easy, though. Only a fool would want to leave this school. This easy-to-produce musical can accommodate any casting needs and is guaranteed to keep your audience rolling in the aisles. Snappy tunes such as ’To Be A Teacher,’ ’Recess’ and ’We’re A Dunce’ will put your production at the head of its class!