My name is Jill Vialet and I’m the founder of Playworks (http://www.playworks.org/), a national non-profit that focuses on making recess a great part of the school day. We do this by both sending our Recess Coaches into low income elementary schools and by offering training to other grown-ups who work with kids on our approach to making recess a time when kids get to play and be physically active and that enhances the school climate – making it easier for teachers to teach and students to learn. I think we’re a little like WD40 for school climate.
*** Thanks Jill for contributing a guest post. I am particularly interested in Playworks as my school has no recess. Who knows, maybe we can work something out for the future! ***