Selected publications on recess and play
Global Recess Alliance, Ramstetter, C, Baines, E, Brickman, CW, Hyndman, B, Jarrett, O, London, RA, Massey, W, McNamara, L, Murray, R, Rhea, D. Recess in the 21st century post-COVID world. J Sch Health. 2022; DOI: 10.1111/josh.13235
London, R.A., & Ramstetter, C. (2022, June 11). What rights do US children have? None. The Hill. https://thegeniusofplay.org/genius/expert-advice/articles/recess-in-school-is-essential-playtime.aspx
Ramstetter, C., & Brickman, C. W. (2022, April 5). Recess in school is essential playtime: The importance of parent advocacy. The Genius of Play. https://thegeniusofplay.org/genius/expert-advice/articles/recess-in-school-is-essential-playtime.aspx
Brickman, C.W., Ramstetter, C.L., Durham, R. (2022). Recess policy implementation: Beliefs and perceptions of site-based decisions-makers. Journal of School Health, DOI: 10.1111/josh.13155
McNamara, L., London, R., Ramstetter, C., Baines, E., Beresin, A., Claassen, J., et al. (2020). School re-opening? Make sure children have time for daily recess. Global Recess Alliance.
Ramstetter, C. L. & Fink, D.B. (October, 2019). Still Withholding Recess? Elementary Teachers Beliefs and Practices about Recess. American School Health Association’s Annual School Health Conference, 60-minute Session. Cincinnati, OH.
Ramstetter, C. & Fink, D.B. (Winter, 2018-2019). Ready for recess? The elementary school teacher’s perspective. American Educator, 41(1), 34-37. https://www.aft.org/ae/winter2018-2019/ramstetter_fink
Fink, D. B. & Ramstetter, C. (November, 2018). “Even if they’re being bad, maybe they need a chance to run around”: What children think about recess. Journal of School Health.
Ramstetter, C.L. (November, 2017). Sharpsburg Recess Survey. Sharpsburg Elementary School Faculty Development. Sharpsburg Elementary, Norwood, OH.
Ramstetter, C. L. & Fink, D.B. (October, 2017). Children’s voices about recess—and having it taken away. American School Health Association’s Annual School Health Conference, Concurrent Session. St. Louis, MO.
Ramstetter, C. & Murray, R. (Spring, 2017). Time to play: Recognizing the benefits of recess. American Educator, 41(1), 17-23. https://www.aft.org/ae/spring2017/ramstetter_and_murray
Fink, D.B. & Ramstetter, C. L. (October, 2016). Elementary school recess: Perspectives of teachers & children. American School Health Association’s Annual School Health Conference, Poster Session. Baltimore, MD.
Ramstetter, C.L. (May 7, 2013). The crucial role of recess in schools. Nutrition + Physical Activity Learning Connection: Ohio Summit. Action for Healthy Kids. Gahana, OH.
Ramstetter, C.L. (April 23, 2013). The importance of physical activity in schools. Roadmaps to health: Active living for the body and brain. Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Kettering, OH.
Murray, R., Ramstetter, C., Devore, C., Allison, M., Ancona, R., Barnett, S., … & Young, T. (2013). The crucial role of recess in school. Pediatrics, 131(1), 183-188. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/131/1/183.full.pdf
Chace, M., & Ramstetter, C.L. (April, 2011). Latest findings and best practices for recess in grades k-8: What is the role of PTA?. Ohio PTA Convention. Columbus, OH.
Ramstetter, C. L., Murray, R., & Garner, A. (November, 2010). The crucial role of recess in schools. Journal of School Health, 80(11), 517-526.
Ramstetter, C. L., & Murray, R. (December, 2009). Recess: A review of the literature, implications and considerations for schools. Ohio Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Concurrent Session. Columbus, OH.
Ramstetter, C.L. (July, 2009). It’s time for recess. Advocacy Campaign for Elementary-School Recess. Home and School Health Committee for the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Columbus, OH.