P L A Y Experimenting , Tinkering , Failing , Problem Solving New Media Literacies Debbie Brooks Barrington Elementary School NH Technology Leaders Cohort
Time…Is this why play is leaving our classrooms?
Play doesn’t keep track of time
Do you encourage play?
Learning in Motion
“ Schools are currently still training autonomous problem-solvers, whereas students enter the workplace, they are increasingly being asked to work in teams, drawing on different sets of expertise, and collaborating to solve.” (NML’s White Paper)
“ The capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem solving .”
(NML’s White Paper)
Experiences ENCOURAGE wonder.
Play lowers the emotional stakes of failing
Have you noticed … … … …
“ When children are deep at p l a y they engage with the fierce, intense attention that we’d like to see them apply to their schoolwork.” (S. Osterweill - NML’s White Paper)