Coaches Corner: Coach Rebeca

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Coach Rebeca is a first year site coordinator who has done an amazing job bringing our unique brand of play to Cambridge. Rebeca is an important member of the Amigos School community and executes our program with excellence! Coach Rebeca recently received a letter from a parent thanking her for the work she does at the school. The parent shared that her child who has an IEP for physical strength and coordination had felt excluded from recess and never engaged in play. Because of Rebeca’s ability to create a safe and inclusive environment, the student has been actively engaged in play. The parent wrote, “he came home so excited about how much he loved playing that game, and told us all about it. He said "I never knew how much fun it would be."  And he has opted into the game of circle dodge ball many times, and now expanded into four square and other games. Thanks for running this program and for your help with his development. It means a lot to us.”

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photo of Junior Coach
photo of Junior Coach

February 8, 2023

A day in the life of Junior Coach Cattleya ›

At the Mather School, you can find Playworks Junior Coach Cattleya leading her peers in recess games, resolving conflicts at recess, and modeling positive language on the playground. Read more to hear about what a day in her life looks like, and what leadership means to her! At the Mather School where Junior Coach Cattleya…

January 18, 2023

Building skills through play: adult engagement at recess ›

What does adult engagement look like at recess and why is it important? Adults actively engaging on the playground is important because it encourages healthy play at recess. Playworks’ programming recognizes this and highlights the need of providing a kind and consistent adult during the school day for students to connect and build trusting relationships that…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…