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On the Podcast: Looking Through a Developmental Lens with Susan Engel

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, what role does developmental psychology play in teaching?  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Play: The Foundation of Academics

The value of play comes from the fact that the child wants to play, and has to come up with the play him- or herself. Attempts to simply make a lesson playful miss the very psychological characteristic that renders play such a powerful means for learning during childhood. Play is the child’s work.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 26, 2018 7:06:00 AM

What Kinds of Thinking Do Kids Learn in School?

When we think of what children learn in school, we tend to think of things like getting better at solving algebra problems, analyzing literary passages, and identifying important events in history. But actually, those very specific skills rest on more fundamental thought processes.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 27, 2018 7:02:00 AM

Susan Engel on The Children You Teach

To be a good teacher, you need to be smart, energetic, and knowledgeable, and you need to really like kids. But that’s not enough.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 17, 2018 6:54:00 AM

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