We believe that Recess is a great opportunity for students to learn life skills that are just as valuable as the lessons taught in the classroom. During a Trail Blazers Recess, trained coaches help students make the most of this time by facilitating games and group play, leading meaningful transitions in and out of the school yard, and helping students practice skills in conflict resolution, communication, and teamwork – skills that are valuable in the classroom and for life!
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Free play is a time for kids to develop skills that complement and support classroom learning – skills such as communication, cooperation, self-management, and conflict resolution. Skills that contribute to long-term thriving in life.
Our Recess coaches are trained to intervene when students need support, whether they are tackling a difficult task or working out a problem with a peer. Coaches don’t solve problems for students but rather focus on teaching them conflict resolution and social-emotional skills and allowing them a safe, guided space to put those skills into practice.