Kristen ValdezTeacher, Liberty Elementary, Sandy, UT
Since having Playworks at Lincoln, everyone is more respectful and inclusive. We have become a caring community where students feel safe to take risks and reach for higher standards. Students don’t fight, they choose to avoid conflict and play by the recess RICH rules! Also, everyone is more active and choosing healthier lifestyles resulting in better attitudes towards school. Everyone is more supportive of each other and high fives are given all over the school! No one gets left out of any game. Kind words are spoken in the halls to both teachers and peers. The Junior Coaches are so excited to be leaders and examples to the little ones. They take their jobs seriously and come back with a bigger picture and sense of what school looks like outside of their classrooms.