Connie Weber's Blog – August 2007 Archive (2)

neuroscience of joy

While we’re setting up “thinking classrooms”, and supporting an “active mindset”, we have to keep right in the forefront the importance of joy, and of play. In The Neuroscience of Joyful Education by Judy Willis, we get all sorts of validation for this.

Think of all the schools and classes you know about that are cutting back on play, thinking less play will translate into more academic achievement. It may be that just the opposite is the case.

“Unfortunately, the current… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on August 31, 2007 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Intergeneration Service Work: Beyond Ourselves

On the last day of our intergenerational program, we were left with chills , the kind of chills come from encountering a moment of life’s truth, of boundaries crossed that connect all people across time.

I’d been bringing the kids out to the senior home once or twice a month all year. For this particular visit the kids had spent a good while preparing; they knew the stories of their elders “by heart“ and were going to present the stories as a goodbye gift. These kids were experienced… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on August 26, 2007 at 9:18am — No Comments


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