Understanding the role of play in education

11/7/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Play can help teach students about creativity, imagination, problem solving, resiliency and other skills, writes Stuart Grauer, a teacher and founding head of The Grauer School in Encinitas, Calif., and founder of the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools. In this blog post, Grauer writes that high-achievers, including Nobel Prize recipients, have a history of play in their early lives, while lack of play is tied to negative effects.

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