Observation and the Role of the Teacher in Risky Play

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The role of the teacher in risky play is to observe children’s play and guide risk assessments, as necessary. Some play situations require direct instruction, like appropriate tool use or campfire management. Teachers also have a responsibility to ensure children’s outdoor play does not damage sensitive ecosystems.

Learning Objective: You will better understand your supervisory role in children’s outdoor risky play at school.