What people are saying

    • “In my experience, difficult to manage children choose to participate in the games rather than disrupt the group it is much more fun. The games encourage teamwork and cooperation without the usual competitiveness.”– Suzanne Temple, Principal
    • “The games provide an opportunity for students to be placed in real-life situations where they are faced with pressures to succeed and perform, set goals, work against time, interact outside of their comfort zone and learn to overcome these elements by building their social skills and discovering their inner strength and resilience.  Using Play Is The Way games can be as simple as providing the students with a fun activity or ice breaker, however, the most effective means is to use the games as a mechanism to teach the skills students so often lack in today’s society.”– Peter Harty, Deputy Principal
    • “Thank you Wilson. Your passion and strategies for helping children grow are being introduced successfully to our kids. PS. Our staff are growing too!”– Lynne Wykes, Assistant Principal – Belgrave Sth Primary School
    • “I found this PD the best I have ever done – So empowering!! Thank you so much. I will certainly use these ideas daily in all aspects of my life. ”– Robyn Webster – Geebung State School, Teacher
    • “This will add to our existing programs and prove to be another tool to teach the foundations and values that we hold at our school. Thanks for a fantastic learning experience!”– S. Deefholts – St Joseph’s Crib Point PS, VIC, Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator
    • “A great session – great ideas on creating connectedness and a safe classroom environment for kids to move out of their comfort zone!”– K. Hunter – Nyora Primary School, VIC, Teacher
    • “Absolutely fantastic way of not only dealing with behaviour but also building a stronger classroom/school community.”B. Bishop – Rowellyn Park PS, VIC, Teacher
  • “There are so many games that teachers use just for game sake, but Play Is The Way uses the games to help with the social, emotional and behavioural side of our kids. It is such a positive and necessary component of our children’s development.”S. Jones – Redbank Plains SS, QLD, PE Teacher
  • “What an amazing journey you took us on, the simple truth – uncluttered and powerful. I look forward to using these games with the special needs students as well as introducing it to staff to enhance our “behaviour management” policy, practice and values.”K. Bosworth – St John’s Grammar School Junior Campus, SA, Special Learning Needs Coordinator
  • “Very refreshing to attend T and D where it makes sense, values the role of the adult and gives hope for future. Thank you for being right!!”– J. Robins – Victor Harbor R-7, SA, Teacher
  • “An excellent and very motivational session – providing a multitude of strategies linked with practical ideas/games. Language used is very empowering and we’ll be sure to try out strategies with our students.”– Tracey and Karen – Salisbury North R-7, SA
  • “Thank you Wilson for the new skills which support my philosophy of teaching. It is wonderful being able to decode behaviours more accurately and address them more honestly.”– R. Holmes – Darlington Primary School, WA
  • “Thank you so much for a profoundly moving and insightful PD today. Many of the things that you said today really stuck a chord with me and has strengthened my resolve to continue with my teaching. It is comforting to know that, I can make a difference, not just by being a good educator, but also by having compassion and empathy for the students in my care and instilling in them that compassion and understanding towards their fellow peers and classmates.”– D. Mclaren – Castlemain, VIC
  • “We would like to thank you for your time at Tom Price Primary School. We found you to be extremely valuable for our staff and have received a lot of positive feed back from them regarding your approach. The honest, practical advice given made an instant impact on class dynamics.”– R. Gates, R. Rutter and G. Foletta – Tom Price Primary School, WA
  • “I have just finished reading (Children aren’t made of China). The book is full of commonsense and practical ideas that would make s difference in any home or class room.”– J. Palandri – Craigie Heights Primary School, WA, YouthCARE Chaplain
  • “Wow, these strategies are empowering to students and teachers. I walked out of the workshops on Tuesday and into the classroom on Wednesday. I was so excited to see the children respond, and I could see they walked out of the room that day with a bigger sense of themselves and so did I. The power of the language hit right to the core of the matter at hand, acknowledging the child and their experience and skilling them up for real life. I enjoyed being a teacher today, not the behaviour police.”– G. Crisp – St Anthony’s Primary School, QLD, Drama Specialist
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this PD. Not only did it give me strategies that could be used within Behaviour Management but I feel that it also offered strength and direction within the class context. The language allows ALL to understand regardless of their academic levels. As teachers we are generally empathetic and try to understand our students. By us doing these activities we allow ourselves to FEEL how it must be to be frustrated/uncomfortable and hence have a better understanding of our students and their learning. The best PD of the year!!”– S. Rinaldis – Centre of Learning Management, QLD, Learning Management Specialist
  • “Amazing – great language to use for stubborn non participant children.”– Brooke McQueen – Golden Square Primary School, VIC, Class Teacher