and Playground Management
Creative Spirit's Healthy Play Is A Solution
character education program offers
educators and students simple, elegant and even fun techniques to end bullying, manage aggressive
behaviors, build self-esteem, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage diversity tolerance,
practice core values and promote character education. Based on concepts from their book, Learning
to Play, Playing to Learn, this teacher-oriented/school community training
provides the strategies and to develop positive student behaviors and reduce violence.
Additionally, the same character education program fosters a school community's ability to readdress
academic issues in a fun and nurturing manner.
|Safer Schools Create Smarter Students
The Healthy Play character education programs has made major positive impact
on the health, safety and academics of children and educators throughout the country.
Whether in schools, neighborhoods, after-school, recreational, church, and other youth
services, Healthy Play’s Character Education program works!
& Classroom/Playground Management
Play, Playing to Learn,
Third Edition with over 80 activities, 100 additional
with easy step-by-step instructions specifically designed
for teachers and school counselors.
Curriculum and Activities for Classroom and
Reduce Bullying, Build Character and Support Learning
|Principals notice the
difference. Annabel Crites of Gale School
reports "After three years of using Creative Spirit’s program we have
realized a 95% decrease in the number of students being sent to me
with problems. My average number of referrals is now (point) .5
students per week."
Teachers see the results. "After five years
of Goals 2000 study at 29 schools evaluating Creative Spirit's
program, 85.5% of the teachers who used it in their curriculum 3, 4 or
5 times each week reported a behavioral problem reduction of 50% to
100% in acts of aggression, bullying, threats, non-cooperation and
Healthy Play Character Education is more than
conflict resolution. It is conflict prevention.
|"After three years of utilizing
the Healthy Play program our school went from 654 to 275
behavioral referrals a year. Of significance is that we went up
from 992 to 1089 students. We also saw a 35% increase in SAT9
Principal, William C. Jack School
Learning to Play, Playing to
Where do the problem behaviors occur on
We bet you didn’t say the library, computer room and during band.
You probably focused on school areas and times when children are less structured or where
their disruptions reduce the learning potential for the whole class; the playground,
classrooms, hallways, during recess and before or after school.
Creative Spirit’s character education program teaches children to
embrace responsible behaviors in a safe healthy manner. How is this accomplished? It is
NOT accomplished by more workbooks, lectures, assemblies and lesson plans. Children do NOT
just read or hear about "friendship, conflict resolution and diversity
tolerance" and instantaneously know how to do them. Making friends, caring, sharing,
resolving conflicts, reducing violence are things you have to do and live.
Based on concepts from our book, Learning to Play, Playing to
Learn, our teacher-oriented/school community character education
training provides the strategies
and 25 practical activities to develop positive student behaviors. Additionally, we can
also work directly with your students and teachers in their classroom. This ensures that
everyone will know the concepts, expectations and have participated in the using the
common language before we leave your location.
The additional benefit for your school in using this program is that it
serves as a refreshing team building seminar for your teachers. Your school will have a
training, which will reduce stress, build morale, cooperation and creativity. Teachers
will implement a program that is simple, eloquent, effective and FUN to do. Through a
curriculum on character education and school safety, Creative Spirit’s Healthy
Play Is A Solution program will meet your goals.
What Our Site Offers and Where to Find It:
Learn about potential funding opportunities to benefit
your school community through Healthy Play, an educational program that
Enjoy learning two favorite Healthy Play activities. Both
are excellent games that foster equality. These simple games also enable
the facilitator to assess their group’s level of compassion, creativity,
fair play, and readiness for more advanced activities.
Learn about Spencer Gorin & Charlie Steffens, the creators
and origin of Creative Spirit’s Joy in Learning Healthy Play
character education programs.
Find books, videos and other merchandise that can enhance learning and
character education building potential!
Attending a Healthy Play Safer School/Smarter Student character education
training teaches all participants knowledge to successfully implement the program on the
following day at your school or organization.
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Read the three year research project on the Healthy Play
educational curriculum conducted at Lincoln Elementary School.
Our business seminar, the Professional Applications of Play on Productivity
focuses on creativity, humor and play as the foundation to improve
personal and professional performance. Creative Spirit designs each program to meet your
organization's goals while keeping focus on creating community and learning as we play.
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and/or comments, or to receive ongoing news on Creative Spirit character
education training, events and information.
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