Discipline on the Playground

Guidance for Playgrounds Supervisors & Staff

Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, playground supervisors or paraprofessionals sometimes find themselves without a protocol for handling discipline problems on the playground.
When a child misbehaves on the playground, the following suggestions may serve as a blueprint for “how to discipline” students in the outdoor, less-structured environment.  More…