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Another thoughtful piece from Alfie Kohn

July 21, 2016 Choice By Alfie Kohn Here are two ways to abuse an idea: You can invoke it to pursue your own objectives, shamelessly exploiting the favorable associations it has accumulated over many years. Or you can create a … Continue reading

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The Territory of Play

  Watch this wonderful video. I particularly liked watching the joy and intelligence of the “country” children. Somehow the “city” children’s world seemed sterile in comparison–until the teachers decided to enhance the play materials and environment in order to study … Continue reading

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Revised and Available: De-testing and De-grading Schools (Peter Lang USA, 2016)

Co-edited with Bower, J. (2016). De-testing and de-grading schools: Authentic alternatives to accountability and standardization. Revised ed. New York, NY: Peter Lang USA. Book synopsis A century o… Source: Revised and Available: De-testing and De-grading Schools (Peter Lang USA, 2016)

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It’s abusive and crazy.

In the introduction to this Washington Post article, kids sitting still in school is mentioned and the implication is that recess will help them do that. YES, children need recess in order to be healthy, to learn, and to be … Continue reading

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Finland’s teachers — with less stress and more free time — collaborate naturally

A recent international study suggests that collaboration is linked to teachers’ reported job satisfaction and confidence in their own teaching abilities. Source: Finland’s teachers — with less stress and more free time — collaborate naturally

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She was very wise and very fun.

Bev and I having a really good laugh. #bevbos #play #earlychildhoodexpert

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My article from Community Connect blog, Community Playthings

The Big Questions Discovering the Heart of Great Teaching What do you think of when you hear the word “child”? How would you define your role in the classroom? How do young children learn? These are some of the big … Continue reading

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I’m Boring!

My latest article in Community Connect: http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/2016/the-benefits-of-boredom #boredom #play #earlylearning #brainpickingskierkegaard  

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Doing real things

My blog site isn’t about high school but it is about learning and teaching and, therefore, I am sharing an article that is pertinent to all of us who care about education. The article describes an innovative school that respects … Continue reading

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