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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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…