Amy JonesTeacher, Eastman Avenue Elementary, Los Angeles, CA
Such a positive impact, both inside and outside the classroom. Recess has become an engaging time for the students. They have learned new games, but also skills in teamwork, how to cooperate and resolve conflicts. Students are using skills that they learned during recess to resolve issues and solve problems in class. No more disagreements after recess or teacher having to deal with solving problems that began on the yard. Students who previously would have sat on the sidelines are participating and students that dominate playground games are learning to be inclusive.