Author Archives: Hilarie Lloyd

“Play-based learning” is a term most often associated with early childhood programs and preschool teaching philosophies, but high school students can also benefit from adding some playful dimensions to the way they tackle the whirlwind of exams at the end of the school year. This time of year, many students are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. A return to play-based learning can keep students fresh and engaged as they tackle large quantities of material. You may ask, naturally, how this playfulness might happen. Isn’t doing work the opposite of playing? When you are studying for an upcoming exam, think of how you feel when you realize you have worked for several hours, but still have a lot of material to review and learn. You may be losing energy and focus, dreading having to keep plowing through the material or taking yet another practice test to review. One way to keep yourself…

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