A Score of 1 is marked when no adults (or just one designated adult) is modeling positive culture as defined above. A Score of 2 is marked when half (e.g., two of four) or less than half (e.g., one of three) of adults are modeling positive culture as defined above. A Score of 3 is marked when more than half of adults (e.g., three out of five) are modeling positive culture as defined above. A Score of 4 is marked when all adults who are recess monitors model positive at some point throughout the duration of recess (adults who come in and out of the playground do should not count for this).
* Adults do not have to be continuously performing the above mentioned behaviors to count as modeling positive culture. However, they should be periodically engaged in these behaviors throughout the duration of recess.
The adults in this video model positive culture by
A Score of 1 is marked when adults are huddled into one area that is not proximal to children at recess. When children can hide behind corners, play considerably far away from recess monitors (e.g., far side of the field where it is difficult to observe children's behavior), or monitors have their backs turned to students mark as a 1. A Score of 2 is marked when half (e.g., two of four) or less than half (e.g., one of three) of adults are strategically positioned to observe students. Because not all adults are strategically positioned, there will still be children who are able to play in hidden areas of the playground. A Score of 3 is marked when more than half of adults (e.g., three out of five) are strategically positioned to view children. A Score of 4 is marked when all adults, or all but one adult is strategically positioned to view children and there are not children playing outside of the supervision area.
Video Example: Adults are strategically placed so that they can view the entire playground and observe all of the students. There are no areas where children cannot be seen by supervising adults.
Supervising adults position themselves either in the center of the playground so they can view all of the games/activities taking place or spread out to actively engage with students, but are still able to view the entire playground