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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Play environments | Scoop.it

In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...


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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google Play for Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google Play for Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Play environments | Scoop.it

"Pad's monopoly of the ' school tablet market ' is being compromised now after the announcement of Google Play for Education. Google seems to be moving towards displacing Apple's hegemony of this market by providing a suite of productivity management apps made specifically for teachers and students."


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When Did the Product Become More Important Than the Process?

When Did the Product Become More Important Than the Process? | Play environments | Scoop.it
Keeping the wonder and self-discovery in learning environments.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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Lessons Our Children Should Learn But We Don’t Always Teach Them

Lessons Our Children Should Learn But We Don’t Always Teach Them | Play environments | Scoop.it
Making a conscious effort to teach life lessons.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.

Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N. | Play environments | Scoop.it
On her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations and called on world leaders to make education available and compulsory for every child. (RT @nytimes: At the U.N.
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Arboretum Playground by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Arboretum Playground by Taylor Cullity Lethlean | Play environments | Scoop.it

Australian landscape architecture and urban design firm, Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) has set a new benchmark with the design of Australia’s National Arboretum Playground.


The National Arboretum Playground challenges the conventional idea of play environments, featuring giant acorn cubby houses floating in the sky, and enormous Banksia cones nestled on the forest floor. Inspired by the Arboretum’s 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world, the playground has been designed to creatively engage children and foster life-long connections to the remarkable surrounding environment.

 

“Using the idea of seeds as the beginning life amongst the forest, children and their families can enter a fantasy world of exaggerated scales,” says Simone Bliss, Senior Landscape Architect, TCL. “The world amongst the giant seeds aims to stimulate spontaneity and creativity, to foster the imagination and to challenge confidence with growth.


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Helping Young Children to Build Emotional Intelligence

Helping Young Children to Build Emotional Intelligence | Play environments | Scoop.it
Don’t shield children from emotions. Help them to learn coping skills.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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Empaticus's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:41 AM

Bulding Emotional Intelligence is about familiarizing children with their own inner world....

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Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood

Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood | Play environments | Scoop.it
Play comes from a child’s imagination and the simplest of surroundings & objects.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:26 PM

Children need the opportuntiy for imaginative play to develop the highest thinking areas of the brain responsible for self regulation and executive function.

Tess Sorensen's comment, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM
"Play is created by children, not adults." Adults, learn to step back and let the children lead. Do not ever think that you are only a teacher, you must remember to be a learner also.
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Verbal Skills Are Just One Type of Intelligence

Verbal Skills Are Just One Type of Intelligence | Play environments | Scoop.it
Every child’s abilities should be prized and we need to teach in a way that acknowledges all the types of intelligence and challenges.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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ECRP. Vol 5 No 1. Preschool Teachers' Play Experiences Then and Now

ECRP. Vol 5 No 1. Preschool Teachers' Play Experiences Then and Now | Play environments | Scoop.it

Many preschool teachers recognize the importance of play for children's development and learning and emphasize play in their classrooms. This paper explores how they remember their own childhood play and how they perceive children's play today. Twenty Swedish preschool teachers were interviewed regarding their views of play. Two characteristic perspectives were identified—the idealized and the pragmatic. Findings suggest that the idealized perspective was more common than the pragmatic among the preschool teachers interviewed. Two different themes from childhood stand out as significant in the comparison of play in the past to the role of play today: time for play and the effect of media on play.


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