Testimonials

September 27, 2017

“More engaged students” ›

The staff has expressed the benefits of Playworks training and implementation on campus. Students seem more engaged and better able to handle conflicts on the playground. I have observed a group of second graders who initially were having some behavioral challenges on the playground, but have since learned how to resolve conflicts independently and positively…

September 27, 2017

“Getting comfortable-no more sitting out.” ›

A student used to sit out and watch the students play at recess, but now she is actively involved in handball and 4 square. I think the Class Game Time helped her get comfortable in a small group and then from there, she started to participate more and more during recess.

September 27, 2017

“Students that dominate are learning to be inclusive.” ›

Such a positive impact, both inside and outside the classroom. Recess has become an engaging time for the students. They have learned new games, but also skills in teamwork, how to cooperate and resolve conflicts. Students are using skills that they learned during recess to resolve issues and solve problems in class. No more disagreements…

September 27, 2017

“Students solve conflicts in positive ways.” ›

Students solve conflicts in positive ways. I absolutely love how students have learned to play together!

September 27, 2017

“Playworks has changed our school climate.” ›

Playworks over the years has changed our school climate. Our students are more respectful and use conflict resolution strategies to consistently resolve their own conflicts.

September 27, 2017

“The positive messages, role models and teaching make a big difference.” ›

The role of coach and the Playworks program has a significant impact on student play and positive interactions. Our neighborhood community has a significant amount of gang violence and poverty. Students experience stress, anxiety and trauma. The positive messages, role models and teaching make a big difference to the school environment and social emotional health…

September 27, 2017

“Our students are taking ownership” ›

This has been such a positive program on our campus! Our students are taking ownership of their recess time! I have seen our Junior Coaches really take charge and wanting to get students involved. Our students’ self-esteem increase by being asked to play and participate with other peers!