Rethinking Recess: Why students need active play to achieve

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A Playful Forum exploring the power of play in education

Rethinking Recess: Why students need active play to achieve
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 5:30-8:00pm

Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollett Mall – Downtown Minneapolis


An interactive evening learning and playing recess games, learning how active play reduces bullying and improves school performance and opportunities to engage with others in the community around solutions.

Featuring Playworks Founder Jill Vialet and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This event is in partnership with InCommons and the Bush Foundation and is open to the public.

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…