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How playing together turns enemies into friends
June 29, 2016
With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I've launched a blog that I am calling "Bringing out the Best." I welcome... »
Play during schooltime improved students' behavior and academic performance
June 17, 2016
Recess matters, and educators are taking note. California Educator, the magazine of the California Teachers Association, featured Playworks on the cover of their May/June 2016 issue.Why... »
The importance of stillness in the midst of movement
June 13, 2016
Wayne Meisel is the Director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and served as the founding President of the Bonner Foundation. As a... »
June 8, 2016
Don’t drop the ball on this one! Brace yourself as students put all their trust in you with Trust Falls. With no arms for bracing and eyes closed for intensity, your students can have fun falling (just a little) and relying on someone to catch them. »
June 7, 2016
I laugh now when I think back to my first year as a Playworks AmeriCorps member. A few weeks into the school year, after a particularly difficult day and a steep learning curve​,​ ​I ​... »