Coach Zack knew he had a big challenge to face when launching Playworks at the Garfield School in Revere. The school had never had recess. And then, to make it more interesting, there would be 125 kids on the playground at a time!
Using signals such as “Match Me” and “Clap 3 times if you can hear me.” Coach Zack has mastered one of the hardest parts of the school day –TRANSITIONS!
By creating a positive recess climate and focusing on transitions, Playworks students return to the classroom quickly, focused and ready to learn. Last year, our teachers recovered 9 hours of instructional time because of our transitions from recess to the classroom. Another way we maximize play to accelerate learning!