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Help kids practice social skills throughout the day, not just in class.
April 20, 2017
What happens when you approach the entire day as a lab for social learning? Matt Harris, a principal at a Playworks school, noticed, “In the classroom, time is structured; it can be hard... »
April 7, 2017
Group Size: Any sizeAge Group: Good for all agesEquipment: NoneDevelopment Goal: To increase social comfort and to improve non-verbal communication.Before You Start:Have the whole group... »
March 8, 2017
Group Size: Any sizeAge Group: Good for all agesEquipment: NoneDevelopment Goal: To develop awareness.Before You Start: Make sure everyone know the rules and what happens if they move on a... »
Save valuable class time by using fun activities to get kids from the playground or lunchroom to the classroom.
February 16, 2017
When transitions go awry, it takes valuable class time to get students focused and ready to learn. That is why many educators use playful activities to keep students smiling and ready to... »
February 8, 2017
Teaching listening skills and awareness, Shipwreck is a good readiness cooperative and leadership game. And with some favorite commands, you can get players into groups of 2, 3, or 4 in a... »

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