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.

September 6, 2016

Game of the Month: Museum Night Janitor ›

Group Size: AnyAge Group: Good for all agesEquipment: Cones Development Goal(s): Self-control. Skills practiced include spatial awareness and freezing. Before You Start: Talk to students about what statues do: Do they move? Do they touch each other? Do they make a lot of noise? But we all know they come alive and move around the…

August 24, 2016

Four Conflict Resolution Techniques for School Children ›

Teaching kids to resolving conflicts build confident, empowered youth.

August 15, 2016

Game of the Month: Foursquare Categories ›

The old playground favorite with a TWIST!  Challenge your students minds by incorporating academic concepts while playing standard foursquare. Simple math problems, sight words, and even science terminology can be the focus as your students bounce the ball around the grid.