With more than 20 years of experience working with elementary schools, Playworks launched Recess lab to support principals, teachers and other school staff to rediscover the power of play. Schools with a healthy culture of play see fewer fights, fewer injuries, and fewer trips to the principal’s office - and students com back to class ready to learn. Recess Lab is a collection of free online resources designed to address common areas of concern on the playground and throughout the school day including strategies for making the most of transition times, simple tools for conflict resolution, tips for building positive peer-peer and adult-student relationships, and systems for reducing chaos on the playground.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: