June 3, 2010

The Perils of Nostalgia ›

Jill Vialet

May 27, 2010

Playtime is Over? NO WAY!! ›

Jill Vialet

April 27, 2010

Portland Trail Blazers President Named Country’s Most Playful CEO ›

Larry Miller to be honored after nationwide search

March 16, 2010

Structured or Unstructured Play? I’ll take Neither! ›

Jill Vialet, CEO and Founder, Playworks

March 5, 2010

Play Deserts: What Would YOU Measure? ›

Jill Vialet, President and Founder, Playworks

February 25, 2010

The Value of Play in the Workplace ›

What do play and work have in common? As you might imagine, that’s something we think about at Playworks. In the workplace, play can be a tool that smart leaders use to bring out the best in people. Playing together builds trust. It’s an opportunity to see our co-workers in a different setting, a more…

February 11, 2010

Playworks Dispatch from the White House ›

“This is not about inches or pounds, and it’s not about how our children look.  This is about how our children feel.”  ~ First Lady Michelle Obama announcing Let’s Move, the new initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation After numerous flight delays and in the largest snowstorm in Washington, D.C. history, I was lucky enough…

February 4, 2010

First-of-its-kind Gallup Poll Links Recess to Academic Achievement ›

Principals say recess has a positive impact on learning; students are more focused, listen better after recess

January 22, 2010

Play, Progress and the Unreasonable Man ›

Recently I was asked to speak at the TEDx Conference in San Francisco on the role of play and creativity. The theme of my talk was based on a quote by George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him. The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself. All progress…