Less Time Arguing, More Time Playing

Junior Coach Nyyon is a ro-sham-bo rockstar! Anytime a conflict comes up, particularly during games like foursquare and switch, she is quick to step in and remind students to use ro-sham-bo to resolve the problem and get back to playing.

Roshambo, also called rock, paper, scissors, is a quick game of chance kids can play to resolve their conflicts quickly. I taught ro-sham-bo to all the students at the school where I am a Playworks Coach. Junior Coaches, the student leaders we train on the playground, don’t just use ro-sham-boto solve their own conflicts. They also step up to help other students remember, too.

Over the year, I watched Nyyon become more comfortable and confident using this technique. She always made sure the games she was playing were running smoothly and without conflict.


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