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All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed | Active Learning | Scoop.it

When children are in charge of their own play, it provides a foundation for their future mental health as older children and adults. Gray mentions five main benefits:

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:03 PM

Good article with some good justification for more play for kids and what they learn while playing.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:09 PM

The fear that something will happen is so overblown - I tend to blame the media and our expanding instant news coverage - that if it bleeds it leads, and now covers the whole world in an instant. -Lon

Kate Cicchelli's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:22 PM

Fabulous piece on the power of play and the dramatic impact the loss of time and space for play is having on our children today.  

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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Being a teacher isn't always easy. Between the time spent actually teaching and the time spent preparing for it and giving extra help to students, there isn't always a lot of time left over.

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Understanding play in your Early Years Class: a course for Head Teachers and senior leaders | Cornwall Learning

Understanding play in your Early Years Class: a course for Head Teachers and senior leaders | Cornwall Learning | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Are you worried about whether children are really learning as they play inside and outdoors in the early years?
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Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon

Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never truly grow up.
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Reggio children

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Reggio Emilia is a city in Northern Italy, but it's also a way of teaching developed in the 1960s that offers a child-centred curriculum for kids under five based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community.


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Piagets influence on child-centred approaches to education - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium

Piagets influence on child-centred approaches to education - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher who made a systematic study on cognitive development.
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Education altered, for the better - Daily Star Online

Education altered, for the better - Daily Star Online | Active Learning | Scoop.it
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Education altered, for the better
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Thus, the system of education here is altered and delivered in a student centred and life oriented manner.
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Schools 21 - Personalized Learning

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