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How to Play Up, Down, Stop, Go
February 8, 2016
Do your students get antsy when they've been sitting at their desks too long? Take a brain break and challenge your students to a few rounds of the game of the week: Up, Down, Stop, Go. This is a great game to refocus your students minds and refresh their bodies. Simple commands translate into simple movements. Challenge your students minds further by having them do the opposite of your commands and see who can hang on the longest. »
Jaziela Castro, who was a Junior Coach for three years at Urban Promise Academy, recalls how much fun Playworks – then Sports4Kids – was.
February 3, 2016
When Alicia, a Sports4Kids coach, came to Urban Promise Academy back in 2006, Jaziela was a quiet, reserved, and insecure sixth grader. She decided to become a junior coach because other... »
January 19, 2016
One of the most overlooked tools in education is the power of play. Recess and extended playtime provide kids with the opportunity to solve problems, make decisions, take turns, express... »
January 13, 2016
One of the most overlooked tools in education is the power of play. Recess and extended playtime provide kids with the opportunity to solve problems, make decisions, take turns, express... »
January 12, 2016
Empathy is arguably the most important life skill our kids can learn. Recess is where students have the most freedom to practice empathy . . . or not. As a principal, I’ve seen students... »

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