Fun at School

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http://www.edutopia.org/blog/simple-ways-cultivate-happiness-schools-elena-aguilar?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-cultivating-happiness-repost
This has got me thinking, I wouldn’t cook a meal without some satisfying, happiness inducing ingredients, why would I plan a dry, difficult class?
Some of the ways I like to add fun:
choice- what interests you?
challenge- what are the pros and cons of two opposing ideas?
Visuals- photos, colors
connections based on experience
sounds, reading aloud, story telling, music
illustrating using colored pencils.
Changing sizes, poster size to page size
origami,
Smiling and occasionally joking.

Come to think of it, what’s more important than fun?

 

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