January 3, 2017

Game of the Month: What Are You Doing? ›

Imagination and creativity are the name of the game here. Allow a student to do DO whatever they want (appropriately) in front of the other students. As they perform their imaginary task, someone asks, “What are you doing?” It would be great for them to explain, but we don’t want them to. Instead, the performer…

December 20, 2016

Four Resolutions for School Leaders ›

Improve school morale

December 14, 2016

Stuck inside? Fun and easy indoor games for your family! ›

Winter storms have blanketed many states across the country, and sometimes it’s difficult to get that active outdoor play that your kids need. It’s still easy to get your kids moving and shaking . . . just indoors. Try one of these fun indoor games today to keep kids happy and give you peace of…

November 14, 2016

Group Management 101 ›

Five key strategies leaders use for successful group behavior.

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 Behaviors and Promote Inclusion ›

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