Transform Your Recess
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Get Adults Participating
Teacher and staff participation has a big influence on how students engage and behave on the playground.
Use Positive Language
Small encouragements on the playground can change how kids behave in and out of the classroom.
Teach Students to Resolve Conflicts on Their Own
Help your kids settle disagreements with these proven conflict resolution techniques.
Include a Variety of Games at Every Recess
Setting up rotational, group, and independent games for different styles of play creates a safe space for every student at recess.
Helpful Ideas for Unconventional Recess Environments
Whether your playspace is small or large, indoor or outdoor, there are ways to guarantee a great recess.
Promote Positive Communication
Have you every heard disrespectful or noninclusive language on the playground? This is a common challenge, but it is also an opportunity. Yo...
Recruit Older Students as Leaders
Student leaders help make recess safe, inclusive, and fun for everyone. Learn how assigning roles supports a smoother recess.
Manage and Organize Your Recess Equipment
Cut down on chaos and encourage better play, with simple equipment management systems.
Set Up Age-Appropriate Games
Help students of all ages get the most out of recess with games right for their level.
Map Your Playground
By creating zones for different games and activities, students can enjoy a variety of games at once, while also staying safe.