In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs | Early Brain Development |

Until we have a large, national study using independent observers and employing sound, consistent methodologies for collecting information, using words like "crisis" only blurs the picture, making it hard to make helpful distinctions between classrooms that veer too far to "anything goes" chaos, those that rely too much on didactic "repeat after me" lessons and those where strong, innovative teachers have learned that playtime and learning go hand-in-hand.

Via Marie Brown Forst