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What is play based learning all about? What does it look like and where do I begin?
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A very scary headline about kindergarteners

A very scary headline about kindergarteners | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ What are we doing to young kids in school?”
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Ten tips to dealing with those troubling transitions

Ten tips to dealing with those troubling transitions | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ If you work with young children then you naturally have small to big transitions that take place in your classroom. Transitions can be simply described as those times throughout the day when your students change focus from one activity to another.”
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Six of the best: the traits your child needs to succeed

Six of the best: the traits your child needs to succeed | Play based learning | Scoop.it
What makes a child do well in school? When I ask parents that question, they always have lots of great answers: a high IQ, a terrific school, well-run lessons, skilled teachers, a creative curriculum, high expectations.
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VASAlab

VASAlab is a project linking schools and museums in materials based learning www.turtlewings.be
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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Play based learning | Scoop.it
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PBL and Maker In Kindergarten | Findings

PBL and Maker In Kindergarten | Findings | Play based learning | Scoop.it
““In project-based learning, students gain important knowledge, skills, and dispositions by investigating open-ended questions to 'make meaning' that they (RT @MindShiftKQED: It's never too early!”
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The Need To Tell Our Story: Making Learning Visible | Clair Weston (nee Wain)

The Need To Tell Our Story: Making Learning Visible | Clair Weston (nee Wain) | Play based learning | Scoop.it
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2013 Big Ideas in Education

2013 Big Ideas in Education | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“A look through the most popular MindShift posts this year reveals a strong interest in student-directed learning, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and the desire to help students learn how to learn in a changing world.”
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Drawing Development in Children

Drawing Development in Children | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16.”
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Emergent Curriculum fun

Emergent Curriculum fun | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“Documenting children's learning p Play based inquiry ≈≈ (Documenting children's learning p Play based inquiry ≈≈ http://t.co/DHuwPtgROY)...”
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Ontario's $1.5-billion kindergarten hoax - The Globe and Mail

Ontario's $1.5-billion kindergarten hoax - The Globe and Mail | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“Ontario's $1.5-billion kindergarten hoax The Globe and Mail Back in September, when school opened, Ontario's Liberal government made headlines with a good-news story.”
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Do you see political bias in this article? What are the implications!
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Inquiry-Based Learning: Why Teach Concepts of Disciplinary Thinking?

Inquiry-Based Learning: Why Teach Concepts of Disciplinary Thinking? | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“RT @Robitaille2011: Inquiry-Based Learning: Why Teach Concepts of Disciplinary Thinking? http://t.co/OOEzVI4Y1X”;
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Full-day kindergarten has most benefit for high-needs children: study - CityNews

Full-day kindergarten has most benefit for high-needs children: study - CityNews | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“Full-day kindergarten has most benefit for high-needs children: study CityNews Full-day kindergarten has the most benefit for high-needs students, according to an Ontario government report, but the benefits did not always extend to children from...”
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Emergent Writing

Emergent Writing | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ Both at school and at home, the children have been exploring writing. At this stage in their development, the children are 'emergent' writers. This means that they understand that writing is a way of...”
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Why boys need a boyhood to become good men

Why boys need a boyhood to become good men | Play based learning | Scoop.it
Something is going wrong in the world of our boys and the senseless violence present on Australian streets at night is only one of the symptoms emerging from their stolen boyhood, writes Maggie Dent.
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The Need To Tell Our Story: Making Learning Visible | Clair Weston (nee Wain)

The Need To Tell Our Story: Making Learning Visible | Clair Weston (nee Wain) | Play based learning | Scoop.it
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VASAlab

VASAlab is a project linking schools and museums in materials based learning www.turtlewings.be
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Twitter / lizdavis2: Inquiry Based Learning-nice ...

Twitter / lizdavis2: Inquiry Based Learning-nice ... | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“RT @lizdavis2: Inquiry Based Learning-nice chart! #inquiry #PBL #STEM http://t.co/xt2fo7jIGe”;
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Campfire Kids: Going Back to Nature with Forest Kindergartens - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Campfire Kids: Going Back to Nature with Forest Kindergartens - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ Radical back-to-nature forest kindergartens where children are allowed to climb trees and play with fire have spread across the country. Will the concept of the Waldkindergarten become Germany's next export success?”
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The Research Center

The Research Center | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“ I have always had some form of form of research in my classroom but a few years ago a changed happened that made the center something special. The improvement can be blamed on our class Twitter acc...”
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"Cute Is a Four-Letter Word": Sarah Curtis at TEDxSLC

“ Sarah currently teaches at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY. Years ago she attended the Sarah Lawrence Early Childhood Center. The experience of growing up l...”
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Play in the presence of a thoughtful educator
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China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More - Daily Beast

China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More - Daily Beast | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“Daily Beast China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More Daily Beast Then they might put on a play based on the story. The kids would come away from the lesson with the impression that reading and learning are fun.”
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“A wonderful Ministry overview of inquiry-based learning, and the extraordinary synergy that can result! http://t.co/7T3svTDZ42”;
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A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work | Play based learning | Scoop.it
“A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work (A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work http://t.co/nyfsRISQ6y via @teachthought)...”
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