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What is SLC Reading this Summer? Part 2

‚ÄúNeuroscientists, biologists, psychologists, social scientists, and researchers from every point of the scientific compass now know that play is a profound biological process. It has evolved over eons in many animal species to promote survival. It shapes the brain and … Continue reading

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Taking Risks at Recess

At Swanson Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand, what started as a research experiment ended in a permanent policy change. In a decision that sounds truly foreign to most American educators, the school eliminated all rules during outdoor recess. Instead, … Continue reading

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Building a Better Brain

A dwindling recess time is a reality for countless teachers around the country. In an effort to pack more academics into the day, districts are decreasing and, in some cases, eliminating time outside for students of all ages.¬† In other … Continue reading

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Education in Finland: A Lesson for the United States?

In recent years the United States has been increasingly focused on standards, data and testing in the classroom. The older the students are the more pressure there is to cram in learning time and assessments to ensure students are meeting … Continue reading

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