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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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…

December 28, 2022

Looking forward to joy in 2023 ›

Over the last five weeks, we have been exploring the concept of joy. We’ve answered check-in questions on our Instagram based around joy, heard from five Coaches on Facebook about what brings them joy, and found out from students what about recess brings them so much joy. To close out the year, we have been…