Tool Box 2- Building the Infrastructure with Recess Pedagogy
We've laid the foundation in Tool Box #1, now we build the recess infrastructure by training staff and students to create a quality recess experience that brings their whole school community together. The training options include:
The L.E.A.D. Recess Program
We have developed the L.E.A.D. Recess Program. This program focuses on developing strong social/emotional skills through play. Student leaders go through a comprehensive training program that teaches them to role model positive skills and to build school community through play.
L.E.A.D. Train the Trainer
Do you have strong staff champions who are confident in taking this on? Or perhaps your school board/district has a group of staff champions who would like to run this for all the schools. We can train your team and be there to support them as they work with all the schools.
The next stage in training your student leaders is to take it up a notch! Our in-depth training takes a deep dive into inclusivity and how we create our own games. This session can be done with individual schools or we bring several schools together for a mini summit. This has been very successful!
E.A.S.Y. – Engaged Active Supervision for the Yard
Engaged Active Supervision leads to positive recess outcomes. How students come back to class afterward influences their attitude and concentration in the post-recess period. When adult supervisors are purposeful, active, engaging and observant, they demonstrate a genuine understanding of what active supervision is and how it will positively affect students.
We look at three specific areas that support recess supervisors in creating a successful recess for all.