The Line Between Play and Learning

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    lajones

    The title is thought provoking.  Is there a line between learning and play?  What makes us think that just because a student looks serious while we are teaching that they are really learning (synthesizing) anything?  Many times I've found that a student is actually learning quite a bit about the concept I was trying to teach when I thought from their behaviour that they were goofing off. 

    I began to understand not to be so quick to judge based on my own perceptions of what learning should look like. (Those have changed over the years anyway)   And honestly, when I remember back to my own schooling experiences, I think the classes I learned the most in were more relaxed and not so serious. 

    Relax techie's, just go with it. Smiley 

    Learning to transition children between activities takes alot of skill, and it's not taught in most colleges.  This ability is something that should be valued as it has developed in some of our veteran teachers.

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    lajones

    The title is thought provoking.  Is there a line between learning and play?  What makes us think that just because a student looks serious while we are teaching that they are really learning (synthesizing) anything?  Many times I've found that a student is actually learning quite a bit about the concept I was trying to teach when I thought from their behaviour that they were goofing off. 

    I began to understand not to be so quick to judge based on my own perceptions of what learning should look like. (Those have changed over the years anyway)   And honestly, when I remember back to my own schooling experiences, I think the classes I learned the most in were more relaxed and not so serious. 

    Relax techie's, just go with it. Smiley 

    Learning to transition children between activities takes alot of skill, and it's not taught in most colleges.  This ability is something that should be valued as it has developed in some of our veteran teachers.

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