Junior Coach Rolandy Makes Excellent Happen

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Junior Coach Rolandy is a students at the Henderson Inclusion Lower School in Dorchester with Coach Jill. She is a role model to her fellow Junior Coaches by being the first person to get focused and often helps Coach Jill to get others focused by doing attention getters. She is respectful to others during conversation and has mastered the art of Step Up, Step Back; she always has a lot of great insight but allows others the opportunity to chime in. 

At recess, Junior Coach Rolandy is always on task and works hard to include students in games. She is both patient and authoritative. When she encounters problems on the playground, she finds Coach Jill and is able to articulate the problem and then take direction to solve the problem. She's always honest about earning points for the incentive system, never trying to get more points than she believes she earned. She's also very supportive of her fellow Junior Coaches when they experience challenges during recess.

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August 18, 2022

Planning your back to school playground ›

We’re in the late days of summer and the “Back to School” signs and supplies are popping up everywhere! Students and teachers are getting ready to head back to the classroom, and back to recess. Check out these suggestions to prepare your playground for another awesome year full of growth, fun, and play. Mapping your…

August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

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