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  • Creating Learning People Through Play

    Creating Learning People Through Play
    As the philosopher Eric Hoffer once said, “The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning. It should produce not learned but learning people.” That statement is very ...
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  • Turning “Can’t Do” into “Can Do”

    Turning “Can’t Do” into “Can Do”
    There is a concept in early childhood education called “the zone of proximal development.” If a child is at a certain level in development, and you give him a task that is above that level, he won’t ...
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  • Inspiring and Preserving Initiative

    Inspiring and Preserving Initiative
    As young children develop imagination and creativity, they also are acquiring a sense of what psychologists call “initiative,” the fundamental belief that they can come up with good ideas. ...
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