Peaceful Play Tips

Playworks designed an online toolkit, Recess Labs, for educators to use to improve their classroom and playground climate. Here are a few Recess Labs tips for better play:

1 Get adults in the game

Oftentimes adults see recess as a time for them to check out. But research shows that adult participation can strengthen rapport with the students and model behavior the students may not get to see at home.

Actively play games with the students, don’t just yell from the sidelines

Let kids see you make mistakes, it builds trust

Check in with kids on the sidelines who may be feeling excluded

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