Breaking students out of the classroom cage

12/31/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Research shows that one's environment can affect brain development. In this blog post, Jason Flom, director of learning platforms for the Q.E.D. Foundation, writes about what those findings could mean for education. "As we race to embrace standardized stimulation in the form of new-fangled curricula and enhanced assessment batteries, we eliminate play, physical activity, the outdoors, collaboration, creativity and, effectively, communication," he writes.

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