Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Movement in the Classroom

In my quest to learn to embrace the use of podcasts, I found an interesting podcast on ASCD's Whole Child website. The podcast I listened to explained that students will be more successful in the classroom if they have regularly scheduled structured opportunities to play. This structured play will actually spill over in free play time. They explain that students need to be coached in the art of play so students can learn about the process to play. They continue by saying that play helps create a more playful and joyful place to be engaged and an engaged student will take more risks.
Here is the podcast link if you want to hear more:

1 comment:

April Brown said...

I completely agree with children playing. When I was in Kananaskis last weekend for the ECEC conference it was all focused on play. It's so important. Perhaps we need to not just be concerned with young children playing but with upper elementary, junior high and high school students as well. Stuart Brown also suggested that adults should get out and play. He asked, "Why don't you play?" Good question...
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