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If We Know Play-Based Learning Works, Why Don’t We Do It?

If We Know Play-Based Learning Works, Why Don’t We Do It? | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
Six and seven year olds in Finland spend most of the school day playing, but that doesn't mean they aren't learning.
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Play-based Learning in Finland: Why it Matters - LKMco

“If [it’s] minus 15 [Celsius] and windy, maybe not, but otherwise, yes. The children can’t learn if they don’t play. The children must play.” – Principal of Kallahti Comprehensive School, Finland Should play matter? And does far-off Finland have anything to teach us about that? I think, the answer to both questions is yes. I recently had …
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Play isn't just for primary school kids – it's got an image problem

Play isn't just for primary school kids – it's got an image problem | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Playfulness is frowned upon in secondary school. It shouldn't be.”
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Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?

Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school? | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin.”
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How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it - Washington Post (blog)

How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it - Washington Post (blog) | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Remember when kids were actually allowed to play and get dirty at recess?”
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Personalize Learning: Play-Based Personalized Learning: The Walker Learning Approach

Personalize Learning: Play-Based Personalized Learning: The Walker Learning Approach | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“The Walker Learning Approach is an exciting and refreshing philosophy that places the child at the center and ensure authentic personalized learning.”
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The Power of Empathy - Huffington Post

The Power of Empathy - Huffington Post | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“In actuality, empathy predominantly involves learning about someone else's worldview. Furthermore, that learning process is shaped to a very great degree by one's personal relationships....”
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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success - Maine Public Broadcasting

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success - Maine Public Broadcasting | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education on Wednesday. The president wants every 4-year-old”
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CTV Toronto: Play-based learning environment

CTV Toronto: Play-based learning environment | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Educators are saying students going into grade 1 are having a difficult time adjusting to a traditional classroom. Naomi Parness reports.”
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Ontario's full-day kindergarten splits classes – and raises concerns - The Globe and Mail

Ontario's full-day kindergarten splits classes – and raises concerns - The Globe and Mail | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
Ontario's full-day kindergarten splits classes – and raises concerns
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The ministry is now looking at how to incorporate some of the principles of play-based learning into primary grades so that children continue to explore.
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Schools must blend study and play as part of the curriculum - Economic Times

Schools must blend study and play as part of the curriculum - Economic Times | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
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Schools must blend study and play as part of the curriculum
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Rote learning is the norm; instead, kids should be taught to play while they learn.
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Assessing student learning: What works and what doesn't? - News-Herald.com

Assessing student learning: What works and what doesn't? - News-Herald.com | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
Assessing student learning: What works and what doesn't?
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Chris Lanis on Twitter: "Making learning visible through play-based learning. Counting by 5's in FDK. http://t.co/ctp0vhqEkK"

Chris Lanis on Twitter: "Making learning visible through play-based learning. Counting by 5's in FDK. http://t.co/ctp0vhqEkK" | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
RT @TDSB_AncasterPS: Making learning visible through play-based learning. Counting by 5's in FDK. http://t.co/ctp0vhqEkK
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Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun

Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“A Canadian elementary school banned take-home worksheets for a year, sparking debate about how young is too young for homework.”
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New Research Shows That Teaching Preschoolers More and More, at Ever-Younger Ages, May Backfire

New Research Shows That Teaching Preschoolers More and More, at Ever-Younger Ages, May Backfire | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Ours is an age of pedagogy. Anxious parents instruct their children more and more, at younger and younger ages, until they're reading books to babies in the womb. They pressure teachers to make kindergartens and nurseries more like schools.”
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Play and Children's Learning | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Play and Children's Learning | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“Amazing information to support play based learning! http://t.co/tVVhdTmc8u”;
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Personalised & Play-Based Learning: The Walker Learning Approach - Kathy Walker - YouTube

Personalised & Play-Based Learning: The Walker Learning Approach - Kathy Walker - YouTube | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
Kathy Walker, Founder of Early Life Foundations & the Walker Learning Approach, discusses personalised & play-based learning.
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Less recess Quick activity breaks increase movement, resetting kids' brains - Omaha World-Herald

Less recess Quick activity breaks increase movement, resetting kids' brains - Omaha World-Herald | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“For decades, recess was the break time during the school day for kids to burn off excess energy and restore attention spans. Now that unfettered time on the playground has come under pressure as schools increase the time devoted to math and reading.”
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Child's play: The role of technology in early education - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Child's play: The role of technology in early education - Tahoe Daily Tribune | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
“TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — There is a swirl of attention being paid to rapidly evolving technology and its role in early education. Research continues to bear out that young children”
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How Do Kids Learn Where There Are No Teachers? It May Take a Village...Computer

How Do Kids Learn Where There Are No Teachers? It May Take a Village...Computer | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
A non-profit called Projects for All has a plan for educating children without schools: Turn them loose on outdoor computer kiosks in their community
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SK/Grade 1 split classes no cause for worry, board official says - CBC.ca

SK/Grade 1 split classes no cause for worry, board official says - CBC.ca | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
SK/Grade 1 split classes no cause for worry, board official says
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Donica LeBlanc supervises early years learning for Lakehead Public Schools.
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New SK-Grade 1 Classes - BlackburnNews.com

New SK-Grade 1 Classes - BlackburnNews.com | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
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New SK-Grade 1 Classes
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Superintendent of Education Clara Howitt says the inquiry and play-based learning models of full-day kindergarten make this change a positive one.
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The value of play based learning for parents

The value of play based learning Background music - The world's greatest (instrumental) - R Kelly.
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100DaysofProgramming on Twitter: "PROVOCATIONS for PLAY BASED learning http://t.co/df75UIUN29"

100DaysofProgramming on Twitter: "PROVOCATIONS for PLAY BASED learning http://t.co/df75UIUN29" | Emergent Curriculum` | Scoop.it
RT @100DaysCCP: PROVOCATIONS for PLAY BASED learning http://t.co/df75UIUN29
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