Worksheets, never! Well, almost never….

“As Peter Gray talks about, true play must always be voluntary, and the child must always be free to leave (Gray, 2013). But what happens when, as they grow older, their play looks more like classroom work? What if they get curious about worksheets? What if they want to challenge themselves to write down the […]

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What if they don’t want to read?

Self directed facilitators or teachers view their role as supporting the child right here and right now with the process they are currently engaged with and do not worry about the process that the child is not working on.

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Working on New Workshops

This fall has been a whirl wind of school set up, playgroup starting and my masters of Ed focusing on how communication in a self directed classroom fosters learning. Now working on my newest workshop. So excited! Look for a sneak peak on the bog in December!

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Exclusionary Play

I find the ECE world there are concepts, questions and ideas that come up a lot in the world of the littles. One of those concepts is exclusionary play. I have had a lot of questions recently about exclusionary play. I am one that does not agree with “just” letting kids work it out, nor […]

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Do you have time for deep play?

Welcome to my first blog post follow up to our new Podcast – Dirty Playologist! I will be blogging on the ideas we talked about more in depth, talking about aspects that I want to dig deeper into or related ideas to help you put the ideas in perspective in your classroom or homeschool. I […]

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