"After three years of
utilizing the Healthy Play program our school went from 654 to 275
behavioral referrals a year. Of significance is that we went up from
992 to 1089 students. We also saw a 35% increase in SAT9 Reading
Deborah Bailey, Principal
William C. Jack School
"It is with pleasure that
I recommend Creative Spirit to others. Charlie Steffens and Spencer
Gorin have produced a program, which impacted our total school. We are
delighted with the transformation that we are seeing in our faculty and
students. Kids are acting like kids again--having fun and feeling happy
while they learn."
Gale Elementary School
"This is the most useful
staff development I have ever attended. It is the best learning and
management tool I have ever seen."
Mojave Mesa School
"We saw a real change in
teacher and student attitude that has lasted long after the planned
lessons. This is one program that has made the playground monitors and
Belle Mitchell, Principal
Fort Lowell Elementary School
"I was introduced to
Healthy Play as the National Association of School Counselors
Conference. I was so excited about the concept that I brought the whole
program to our school. It was the first in-service that everybody in
the entire faculty agreed was worth their time to attend. Our
elementary school experienced the highest staff evaluation ratings in
the history of the school for an incredible week of training and FUN
with Creative Spirit. The seminar provided the skills to change student
behavior. Our teachers are now implementing this wonderful program. The
additional benefit was the cooperation, stress reduction, morale
lifting, and refreshing team building for our faculty. Fantastic. Money
Moreno Valley, CA
"This unique approach for
behavioral, team building, and social skills training has unlimited
potential for all children and adults with or without disabilities. It
can provide a fun and realistic 'practice area' as an alternative to
worksheets on social skill development and team building for children
and adults as well as it provides a commonality between students and
staff for a genuine rapport."
Maxwell Middle School
"Creative Spirit would be
a tremendous asset to any setting where teamwork, communication, and
positive morale is paramount. Their humor and playfulness is
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Assoc.
"I believe that anyone
interested in improving children's ability to problem solve, interact
appropriately with peers and adults, staying on task, building
self-esteem, developing cooperation and having fun would benefit from
O'Neill, Program Director/Children
Scottsdale Prevention Institute
"What FUN! Fruchthendler
just completed training with Charlie Steffens and Spencer Gorin of
Creative Spirit. I don't think I have ever enjoyed an in-service so
much. My staff participated without a grumble or groan. They joined in
the fun willingly and I don't think I have ever seen them enjoy each
other so much. In addition to this, they learned a LOT!"
R. Hayes, Principal
Fruchthendler Elementary School
"Upon utilizing Creative
Spirit’s Healthy Play Is A Solution program our school has experienced
an eighty percent reduction in our suspension rate."
Moreno Valley, CA
"We haven't ever had an
in-service as effective as Creative Spirit for teacher team building.
Laughter bonded us while we acquired positive and purposeful ideas for
students. Our students love it too!"
Hohokam Middle School
"Last year three people
attended the Healthy Play training and used what they learned with our
students. It worked so well for them that we trained our entire
faculty. At one point this year we went 12 weeks without a single
referral for playground fighting."
"All the activities were
rewarding in several ways. First of all, we had fun. Secondly, we were
reminded how to work together and how to get along with others. And
thirdly, we were given some fantastic ideas to use with our students."
Isaac Junior High