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 Behaviors and Promote Inclusion ›

Four steps to take to stop bullying behaviors in our schools and communities before they start.

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 at #realplayersdontbully to help get safe and healthy play into more schools. Congratulations to Haley Pilot school in Massachusetts—winner of the Rock Star Recess concert from Forever In Your Mind.  Check out pictures of the concert…

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…

September 7, 2016

An injury-free (well, injury-light) playground. ›

Providing safe play for students on the playground benefits everyone.