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 conflict on their own
Help your kids settle disagreements with these proven conflict resolution techniques.
Recruit older students as leaders
Student leaders help make recess safe, inclusive, and fun for everyone. Learn how assigning roles supports a smoother recess.
Create smoother transitions at recess
Shorter transition times reduce conflicts and improve outcomes for both students and staff.
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.