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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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…