It’s back-to-school time with Sqord! This year we have a team of Sqord Champion Ambassadors* to help us put some extra pep in our Sqord steps. One special Ambassador is Grace Daley from B.E. S.M.A.R.T.™ KIDS and College Park Elementary in Ocala, Florida. A former professional women’s basketball player and an enthusiastic teacher, Grace says “Sqord has helped change the entire culture of my grade level. I’m a former professional athlete and I wear a Sqord Pod along with my students, and I was struggling to stay in the Top 10 on the LeaderBoard in my class!” Grace has learned ways to build movement into her students’ school routine, and is excited to share what works for her with other Team Admins.
At Grace’s school, she came up with “Sqord Up Friday,” a 20 minute recess where all Sqord players run around the track, earning loads of Activity Points and cheering each other on along the way. Before heading back in to class, kids sync their Sqord Pods to their classroom’s iPad. They even have an awards ceremony to recognize Players of the Week in different categories, such as Most Improved Player, and to celebrate movement and wellness as a team. Way to go Grace!
*What is a Sqord Ambassador? Our Ambassadors are active, diverse and influential Admins of their team or organization. These Ambassadors have volunteered to keep kids moving, help newer Team Admins succeed with Sqord, and to serve as sources of all-around inspiration for the Sqord universe, making movement fun and creative, and inspiring imagination and happiness all around. If you are a current Team Admin and are interested in joining the Sqord Ambassador crew, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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