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Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids

Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of principals say that taking away recess is part of their discipline plan. Why this is a bad idea—and what schools should do instead.

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Playworks 4th Annual Kickball Fundraiser Raises $41,950 for ...

Playworks 4th Annual Kickball Fundraiser Raises $41,950 for ... | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Portland, June 21, 2013. The feisty Tektronix team won the Golden Trophy and title of 2013 Playworks Corporate Kickball Champion. (photo credit, Nicole.
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Great work by Playworks in the Pacific Northwest!

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. | Ashoka's Youth Venture

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. | Ashoka's Youth Venture | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Our own Coach LV wrote this blog post about how @Playworks & @changemakers help kids rise to their full potential: http://t.co/61gI32R2eX
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Many schools cutting back on physical education

Many schools cutting back on physical education | Children's Play | Scoop.it
There was a time when after-school activities meant riding bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard or even a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek that went on until dusk.
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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Jill Vialet, a Top 30 Global Social Entrepreneur

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Jill Vialet, a Top 30 Global Social Entrepreneur | Children's Play | Scoop.it

"Recently named to the Forbes Impact 30 as one of the 30 leading social entrepreneurs worldwide, Jill Vialet is the Founder & CEO of Playworks, a national US non-profit organization that improves school climate, reduces bullying and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity."


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Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet is profiled and interviewed in The Next Woman: Business Magazine. Vialet, one of the Ashoka Fellows leading the way in promoting empathy and changemaking by young people in the United States, comments that her biggest hope for her organization, Playworks, "is that will teach kids the power of empathy and that it will create experiences for them that confirm their beliefs in their own inherent capacity to be a changemaker."Read more about Jill and her powerful work cultivating young changemakers here!

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WHO'S MAKING CHANGE: Katrina Fried profiles "a tribe of changemakers" in her new book EVERYDAY HEROES

WHO'S MAKING CHANGE: Katrina Fried profiles "a tribe of changemakers" in her new book EVERYDAY HEROES | Children's Play | Scoop.it

Katrina Fried's new book, Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time, profiles 50 leading changemakers and social entreprenuers in the U.S. In the book, Fried explores principles of changemaking (or the 'new rules of everyday heroisim') including out with charity, in with partnership; crazy is good; and you're never too young (or old). Changemakers Fried highlights include Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet, founder of Playworks, who comments: "If you don't succeed as a for-profit, someone doesn't get rich. If you fail as a nonprofit, someone gets sick; someone starves; some child gets an inferior education." Through working on the book, Fried learned that "there is no contribution too small or insignificant." Check out Everyday Heroes and learn more about how to build an Everyone a Changemaker world today!


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Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Creating a Positive Learning Environment | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Playworks exists because, for many low-income children, recess is not a fun experience. Recess is where bullying happens, fights break out, and student become too upset to absorb lessons taught in the classroom.

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It's about play, and it's great!

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Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child's Play

Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child's Play | Children's Play | Scoop.it
For many schools under pressure to add instructional time, recess is often the first thing to go.

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Volunteers help with students' first recess - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Volunteers help with students' first recess - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Volunteers help with students' first recess Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — After navigating their very first lunch in the Barkstall Elementary cafeteria, kindergartners headed out to recess on the school's...
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Great way to introduce young students to the norms of recess and fun, safe play!

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Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents

Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents | Children's Play | Scoop.it
What's the best cure for the summertime blues? How about outdoor education?
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New Research: Playworks Reduces Bullying

New Research: Playworks Reduces Bullying | Children's Play | Scoop.it

In one of the most rigorous scientific trials to find an effect on bullying, researchers from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University have found that a Playworks recess can transform school climate, paving the way for less bullying and more focus on learning.

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Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

Playworks!  Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children | Children's Play | Scoop.it
Playworks uses rock-paper-scissors to teach conflict resolution to children. (Using Rock Paper Scissors to resolve conflict: http://t.co/HgTOceWh)

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