Coach D Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach D is a fourth year Program Coordinator with Playworks Massachusetts, working at the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury. Over the past four years, Coach D has worked hard to create a school culture that is safe, healthy and inclusive for all students. As an experienced Playworks Coach, he continuously exemplifies Playworks core values and collaborates often with his school to create a cohesive approach. Coach D emphasizes these core values through Class Based Action Learning and recess, purposely playing specific team building and intentionally asking certain questions during group debriefs.

During the month of October, Coach D made excellent happen by hosting numerous volunteer groups and special guests at this school. Throughout hosting these visits, Coach D does an incredible job displaying advanced components of Playworks programming and interacting with students, while simultaneously answering questions in a professional manner with the visiting individuals. Coach D ensures that all guests have an incredible time at his school, having students welcome them through cheers and getting guests in the game by teaching them the rules of the games.

Coach D has continued to make excellent happen through building and maintaining meaningful relationships with new and former students and staff. For example, he has a secret handshake with just about every student regardless of age and every staff members knows Coach D by name, valuing the positive energy he brings to the school. Each day, everyone is excited to see Coach D walk into school. Coach D’s passion for Playworks, his school, and impacting youth is contagious. Coach D has shown that he is committed to making excellent happen for the students in his school and the entire Playworks community.

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September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

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September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…