My current school's policy is that we are no longer allowed to take recess just because a child did not do their homework. Prior to this policy, many teachers would make the child do their homework during recess time at a back table if we had indoor, or outside on the playground with a clipboard if there was outdoor recess. Last year we had a student who was extremely bright but refused to work. Instead he spent his time terrorizing other children, trying to sneak out of the classroom, going on multiple bathroom breaks, playing with crayons and pencils, drawing in his notebook, etc. A few times, his teacher would have him outside with a clipboard doing his classwork. How do you all feel about this? Personally, I am on the fence. On the one hand, I understand that a child needs to learn responsibility and a good work ethic. However, children also need to run around, expend energy and learn social skills. I'm hopeful that I may be getting a job at a new school and if they do not have this policy, I need to decide if I will or won't do it.