This article examines supervision best practice philosophies associated with educational communities. The article also discusses a pro-active leadership approach to developing playground policy and supervision training for educational communities.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that each year 205,860 children receive emergency medical treatment for playground-related injuries (O’Brien, 2009). In attempting to increase student accountability and ensure academic success of all students, it becomes important for school educators and leaders to take a pro-active approach to injury prevention and make a concerted effort to examine the role of the outdoor environment. The purpose of this article examines supervision best practice philosophies associated with educational communities. The article will discuss a pro-active leadership approach to developing playground policy and supervision training for educational communities.
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Lisa Thorsen is an expert who specializes in the investigation of accidents and injuries involving educational, day care, rehabilitation and eldercare facilities. She evaluates the adequacy of administrative, procedural and safety issues related to injuries at organizationally based facilities. She has nearly 30 years experience working in, with, or administering care facilities and programs and is an expert in operations and compliance for the care and safety of children and adults, including individuals with disabilities, in public and private facilities and programs.