Rock Star Recess & Real Players Don’t Bully 2016

  1. Updates

It’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and at Playworks we know that real players don’t bully! Join the conversation online at #realplayersdontbully to help get safe and healthy play into more schools.

Congratulations to Haley Pilot school in Massachusettswinner of the Rock Star Recess concert from Forever In Your Mind.  Check out pictures of the concert event on social media.

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Check out real players on social media including Lizzie Velasquez, Forever in Your Mind, Sunny Mabry, Ethan EmbryJulie Foudy, Rebecca ZamoloJen Widerstorm, USC Trojans, Andrew McCutchen, Detroit Lions, Wiz Khalifa, and E! News posted the above Playworks video featuring Amari and Amir O’Neil.  See their Amir and Amari’s instagram post.

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May 12, 2021

10 Tips for Teaching Physical Distance ›

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students playing on blacktop
students playing on blacktop

April 29, 2021

Leveraging Play to Address Learning Loss ›

In order to help kids recover from learning loss, we must ensure their emotional needs are met. We need to prioritize every child’s wellbeing, and that starts with acknowledging that many kids are healing from traumas caused by the pandemic, including social, emotional, and physical impacts of COVID-19.  “When children experience stress and trauma, it…

April 22, 2021

The Importance of Including Recess in School Reopening Plans ›

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