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Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes : How to Make 20% of the School Day 100% Better

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In this plain-language guide for anyone involved in schools for children ages 4-12, author Michael Follet (the school improvement officer for play in the UK between 2005 and 2011) shares ideas he developed for his OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) Primary Program. He provides techniques for improving playtime and so improving behavior and learning in school children, and for dealing with problems such as shortage of staffing, lack of space, and negative behavior during playtime. Part 1 gives background on theory and school culture underlying decision making about play, with discussion of why play is important, managing risk, and adults’ roles in the play area. Part 2 is more practical, covering the layout and resourcing of the school play environment. Discussion touches on social space, material richness, integrating physical challenges in the play landscape, and open-ended materials. The guide features practical tips, key points, and chapter-ending case studies. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 142
Genre: Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Author: Michael Follett
Language: English
Street Date: April 21, 2017
TCIN: 52028214
UPC: 9781785920981
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9425
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