If you’re an adult, you probably remember sitting in class and staring out the window while your teacher’s voice faded into the background of your mind.

If you’re a student, you might have had one of these moments in the past few days, as the weather becomes more appealing.

Should educators fight this? Or embrace it?

Finland’s education system is often portrayed as a model for the rest of the world to follow. Part of that claim to fame? Longer recesses.

Recently, Idaho senators overwhelmingly approved a bill to restore transportation funding for field trips.

Would you support more opportunities for students to get outside of their classrooms?

References Cited:

The Atlantic: How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

Idaho Education News: Statehouse Roundup, 3.9.17: House Education Backs Field Trip Funding Bill