Playworks Massachusetts Teacher of the Month, Mr. Dominick

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Mr. Dominick is an incredible third grade teacher at the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan with Coach Kevin. He is an adamant believer in the importance of physical fitness and healthy living for children. As a leader of Chittick's track and field club, Mr. Dominick understands that everyone has the ability to lead a healthy life. He preaches the importance of healthy eating, trying your best at all times, and believing in yourself.

Throughout the day, Mr. Dominick is sure to utilize breaks where his class can stand up, move their bodies, and prepare themselves to learn. When playing games with his class outside, Mr. Dominick is always first to jump into the action, leading his class by example and, ultimately, showing how much fun each student can have by playing together. With his playful personality and commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, Mr. Dominick helps energize education at the Chittick Elementary School.

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August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

After two years of isolation and adapted schooling, our students and staff spent a full year together in school buildings. We continued innovating to meet the needs of students, schools, and partners. Our return to in-person events was filled with joy, and throughout it all, bringing the healing power of play to students across New…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

parent playing with kids outside
parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

Are you looking for games to play at home using only things found around your house? Look no further! In case you haven’t heard – school’s out for summer! With long stretches of hot days still to come, you might be looking forward to playing some new games with your family or people in your…