Stage 2: Active Processing, Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient

Play = Learning!

What's our knee jerk reaction when we see a kid doing something like this? That's my 10-month old son -- and he is CONSTANTLY into everything. I must admit my split second reaction is one of "grab him and get him interested in something else." But then I recall all the research I'm doing on… Continue reading Play = Learning!

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Think About: Making Passion Count

What would happen if…. we measured passion, purpose and joy instead of skills and content? What would happen if instead of judging our schools based on test scores and passing rates, we evaluated them based on their ability inspire students’ passion, help students shape their purpose and create joyful learning communities?  What would happen? Seem… Continue reading Think About: Making Passion Count

Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient

Try this: Purposeful Play

If you're like me, you often struggle with bringing joy into the classroom in a way that doesn't feel like it's wasting time away from academic work. A popular strategy is playing a game that reviews previously learned content in preparation for a test or quiz. But what if we thought about the time spent… Continue reading Try this: Purposeful Play