November 11, 2016

5 Ways to Take Care of Each Other at Work ›

To be role models for kids, we need to build our own social and emotional skills

November 10, 2016

Game of the Month: Find Somebody Who… ›

Group Size: AnyAge Group: Good for all agesEquipment: None DEVELOPMENT GOAL(S): To share and learn about one another. To practice speaking and listening. Before You Start: Gather the group in a contained area. How to Play: Instructor begins by saying, “Find somebody who…” filling in the blank Options are endless. Here are a few: …has the same number…

October 25, 2016

15 Puppies and Kittens That Will Inspire You to Play ›

Playworks knows how hard principals work every day. In honor of National Principals Month, we want to give you a much-deserved break with pictures of adorable, active pets! Relieve some stress and learn about 15 of our favorite recess games as demonstrated by dogs and cats. 1) Simon Says A playground classic, Simon Says either empowers players…

October 19, 2016

Five Strategies to Make Recess Work in Tennessee ›

Meet new physical activity requirements without sacrificing instruction time If you are a principal or district administrator in Tennessee, you probably spent this summer pouring over your schedules to try to carve out almost 50% more time for recess each week, thanks to a new state law increasing the amount of physical activity required in schools. There…

October 13, 2016

Prevent Bullying, Promote Inclusion ›

Four steps to take to stop bullying in our schools and communities before it starts.

October 5, 2016

Emotional Intelligence Game Guide ›

9 games to develop emotionally intelligent leadership for grown-ups and kids

October 5, 2016

Real Players Don’t Bully ›

It's Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and at Playworks we know that real players don't bully! Join the conversation online and buy a T-shirt to help get safe and healthy play into more schools.  Get for more information and enter the contest at Resources: Proactive Bullying Prevention Techniques Re-thinking Bullying Behavior One game to make…

September 30, 2016

5 Strategies to Make Recess Work in Tennessee ›

Meet new physical activity requirements without sacrificing instruction time

September 15, 2016

Fun and Games Means Learning for Teachers, Too ›

At The Waldorf School of Baltimore, "all fun and games" means serious learning—for teachers! This year, the school brought in Playworks trainer Sean Keelan to lead two days of hands-on workshops for teachers before the first day of school.  Curious about partnering with Playworks? Read the Waldorf School of Baltimore's blog "Fun & Games" to see how…