Meet Coach Asha

  1. Updates

Coach Asha is a coach at PS 446 in Brooklyn. Coach Asha currently runs an informal Junior Coach program with her 3rd graders. The program is generally for 4th and 5th graders but Coach Asha felt that it was very important and necessary to provide the same leadership opportunities to her K-3 elementary school. Coach Asha has also facilitated a parent night earlier this month which included school staff, parents and students. It was a great night that really brought the community together through play. Shout out to Coach Asha!!!

About Coach Asha

Favorite cheer: “Why I Ate The Pie”

My kids and I like it so much we turned it into a song for the big jump rope section. After every line you yell out a trick.

Ex: “Why I ate the pie, I said, Why I ate the pie”… Criss Cross! (Then that person jumps with criss-crossed legs)

“Why I ate the pie, I said, Why I ate the pie”…One foot! (Then that person jumps on one foot)

Hand clap…eyes closed…eyes open…super fast

Favorite thing about Brooklyn: There’s an Empanada Truck on Atlantic ave (right outside the main train station) where their empanadas are filled with different ingredients. The Chicken & Cheese Empanada is my favorite!

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?: If I could have any super power I’d pick Teleportation. I have traveled to different countries & islands but I hate flying. If I could just think of a place, snap my fingers, and Voila! I’m there! It would be the coolest thing ever.

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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…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

June 25, 2021

Playworks & Buffalo Sabres Partner for Girls Community Leadership Program ›

When the Buffalo Sabres Foundation was looking for ways to virtually engage their young fans after their Kids Club programming was canceled due to COVID, they turned to Playworks. Building off of the Sabres’ interest in introducing ice hockey to more girls, Playworks created the Girls Community Leadership Program. Dontae Privette, Playworks Community Engagement and…