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""Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rogers
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Deflated | Intrepid Teacher

Deflated | Intrepid Teacher | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

Report Card Comments- Feel a bit outdated? No? Here we are talking about student empowerment, 21st century learning, constructivist pedagogy, student centered inquiry based learning, enhanced with the power of collaborative technologies, but we still spend countless hours and energy at the end of every term dictating our profound wisdom and expertise about who students are, what and how they learn in 500 words or less. Seems to me that end-of-term report card comments are a carry-over from a dying era. Relics of a time when the teacher was the all-knowing power tripping ego holding all the cards.

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Zoorific story blocks. - Mod Podge Rocks!

Zoorific story blocks. - Mod Podge Rocks! | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

Too cute! I have an idea for teacher gifts!!! & maybe a set from a Christmas book for Christmas dinner at my moms! Perfect decoration for the kiddie table!!!

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PYP threads

PYP threads | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
a place to weave, unravel, and re-weave PYP threads into fabrics of communication with a choice of threads, colors, patterns, and textures...
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Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education

Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
Applications, tutorials, ideas, educational games, mobile apps, and web tools to help you integrate technology into education and enhance mobile learning...
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let the children play

let the children play | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

welcome to a place to share inspiration and information about play; early childhood education; progressive education and reconnecting young children with nature."let the children play" blog:http://progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com/

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If We Don't Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?

If We Don't Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs? | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs.
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Teacher Tom: A Fuller Understanding Of The Light

Teacher Tom: A Fuller Understanding Of The Light | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers...
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Early Childhood Brain Insights

Early Childhood Brain Insights | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

What is good for the body... is good for the brain!

Often when we hear the term "healthy" we generally think in terms of our body. However, realizing the positive impact healthy habits have on our brains and the dramatic effect they have on children can make an remarkable difference.

 

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Play Based Learning Dan: A river runs through it...

Play Based Learning Dan: A river runs through it... | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

"The water is flowing!" was the exuberant cry from an early learner as water from the hose spilled over from the water play area, onto the sand and into a hole being dug by by one of his peers. After much excitement and general splashing, another child grabbed a long pipe from the outside construction area and attached it to the hose...

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From a DH Lawrence... | Facebook

From a DH Lawrence... | Facebook | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

From a DH Lawrence essay, Education of the People, published in 1918: "How to begin to educate a child. First rule: leave him alone. Second rule: leave him alone. Third rule: leave him alone. That is the whole beginning."

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C’mon… who has the guts to get rid of reports?

C’mon… who has the guts to get rid of reports? | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
I'm sitting here next to my wife. We are both full-time teachers.

I told her about the way I responded to an interview question about meetings recently. I told her that I has said that leaders s...
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Tim Brown on creativity and play | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).
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Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » no sew ...

Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » no sew ... | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
We are Sherry and Donna and together we welcome you to 'irresistible ideas for play based learning', a blog designed to inspire and assist Teachers who follow a Developmental Curriculum, Tertiary Students of the Early ...
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outdoor play develops team work

outdoor play develops team work | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

Working together as a team is an important - and sometimes challenging skill for adults, let alone children. Big chunks of time for free experimental play in an outdoor space with loose materials that they are free to use as they please supports the development of the children

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iPad for Primary Students - List | Diigo

iPad for Primary Students - List | Diigo | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it
International School of Central Switzerland's List: iPad for Primary Students...
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Revised EYFS rejected by leading research centre | Email bulletin | Nursery World

Get Revised EYFS rejected by leading research centre and the latest childcare & early years news & best practice by email from Nursery World...
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A Little Learning For Two

A Little Learning For Two | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

A collection of ideas for taking all of the little things and making big opportunities to learn and create. You don't need a big budget or a big space to learn and have fun!"

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I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! | NetworkedBlogs by Ninua

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! | NetworkedBlogs by Ninua | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

A topical blog for anyone interested in outdoor learning. Sometimes there's advice or teacher tips. Other times there's commentary on general outdoor learning issues. The author is based in Scotland so it's a useful way of finding out more about what's happening in this wee country.

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Positive Child Guidance: A Look at Discipline vs Punishment | Not Just Cute

Positive Child Guidance: A Look at Discipline vs Punishment | Not Just Cute | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

I’m not trying to argue over semantics here, but I would like to offer a change in perspective. To many people, the two words above carry the same meaning. But let’s think about that here.

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Inspiration - The Play Edition

Inspiration - The Play Edition | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

I'm a strong advocate for play - letting the kids learn through exploration, investigation, and fun. So I was glad to see these posts this week.Regarding Baby - What Is Play?: "Play is the way children naturally explore, and the way they gain and practice skills they will use for life"

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Want to Give Your Kids an Advantage? Build Executive Functions | Not Just Cute

Want to Give Your Kids an Advantage? Build Executive Functions | Not Just Cute | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

Every parent wants their kids to have the best shot at succeeding at whatever their chosen path may be. So we try to give them all of the right opportunities. Some go to tutors, buy complicated programs, or drill through flashcards, but one of the best predictors of success is one that can be regularly built through play.

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Play Based Learning Dan: Construction Collaboration

Play Based Learning Dan: Construction Collaboration | PlayBased Learning with Dan | Scoop.it

Dan's first foray into Blogging about learning and Play.

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Teacher Tom: Being Messy With Boxes

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Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers...
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