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“Friedrich Froebel, the un-sung creator of Kindergarten, protested the “stamping and molding” educational process of his time that squelched creativity. He maintained that through play, children could develop into “free, thinking, independent people.” The Kindergarten, (literally, a “children’s garden”), was intended to be an environment that would nurture the true nature of the child instead […]Read More
Education is not just about literacy and numeracy! Developing social and emotional competency is equally important. I came across this statement in a recent Incredible Years newsletter. “Encourage children to praise themselves and others! This skill will help them build up positive relationships with other children.” For example, you might say “You must feel so proud […]Read More
If you’re looking for some alternatives to good old playdough for your Discovery Time sessions, check out these recipes at The Whoot website. While you’re there, have a look around, there are lots of creative ideas to get your and your students’ teeth into.Read More
An interesting interview on Radio New Zealand this past Saturday with Chair of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago, Bruce Sheridan. He is the fourth Creative Fellow for the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Project, delivering a series of lectures. He talks about reintegrating science and art in education and industry, and also […]Read More