For Your Binder
The public playground paradox: "child's joy" or heterotopia of fear?
Is the playground a community within a community? How do we familiarize children with their community while also making sure the community is familiar with children, their presence and their play? #playgrounds #play #outside
Conceptual split? Parents' and experts' perceptions of play in the 21st century
What say you mom?!?!!? #DAP #play #parenting #teaching #learning
Building "Generation Play": Addressing the crisis of inactivity among America's children
We need to re-affirm our commitment to children's play. Failing to act on these recommendations will allow this generation to become the most sedentary in our nation's history, consequently possibly having a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents. #play #pushdown #movement #recess #risk #outside
The Right to Play
Withholding recess for punishment is counterintuitive because the students who have trouble sitting still or being quiet are often the ones who would benefit the most from some free time to move around and regain their focus. #teaching #learning #recess #DAP #play #outside #movement #equity
The Power of One
“To help kids shape their identity, we’ve got to awaken them to their own questions and encourage them to create their own projects. They don’t really learn unless they ask.” I wish I could've heard her, even just once. " #teaching #learning
Dressing the Part
Are we disguising bad teaching with nice clothes??? #teaching
What if Today Was Their Only Day?
If tomorrow was someone's first last and only day in your program.... what would they remember and how were you a part of that???? #handouts #teaching
Missed the workshop? Want to watch it again? Got a DVD player? Lisa has DVDs of all her workshops! #oldschool
The Top 10 Benefits of Play! Play increases creativity, productivity, health, and wellness.
Play is a state of mind, but it is also a state of body, emotion, and spirit. #play #teaching #learning #creativity
Why good teachers allow a child’s mind to wander and wonder
Our educational climate is often inhospitable to instigating a sense of wonder. #teaching #learning #creativity
The need for pretend play in child development
Imaginative play has been identified as a vital component to a child's development. #play #DAP #learning
In 20 years of award-winning picture books, non-white people made up just 12% of main characters
While the stats are specific to Australia, we can be informed by the data and make sure that regardless of where we live and work we are investigating the diversity (including ethnicity, gender and sexuality) of our book corner. #equity #books #stories #gender #reading #teaching #learning