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These next couple of weeks will mark the end of the 2009-10 school year. And while most of us will remember summer as a time of long days filled with outdoor play, a 2007 study found that... »
A friend of mine made the observation the other day that almost all the criticisms of our approach begin with some version of “When I was young…” I think she’s right. People fondly... »
Wow, Dr. Phil has noticed us! His blog today, “Playtime is Over?” asks some good questions and while he expresses some skepticism and doubt about the role of recess coaches, he ultimately... »
Each year, Playworks introduces its program to potential expansion cities through a weeklong “Recess Roll-Out.” Selected schools in the city each get a Playworks coach for the week to... »
We are often asked why we focus our full-time coaches on low-income schools. There are many reasons, but some days these reasons are more profound than others.
Not too long ago, I led our... »