Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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From what we now know about movement, serotonin uptake, the importance of community to learning, I suspect that the Y membership, the outdoor play and the pressure free friendships had a lot to do with the learning, as well as the non-judgmental relationship with the "not-teachers".
I almost wept with the truth of these forgotten studies. Thank you for bringing them to our attention!
It is painful to think about the hours of boredom and quiet suffering that so many children endure in our outmoded 19th century classrooms.
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