Creating a Student-led Learning Environment
Three Book Reviews
An environment is not a room. It is not even a place. This concept includes atmosphere, ambiance, condition, and collaboration. Environment is a state of mind. It is something you can create and you can carry with you. Creating the ideal environment for students and children is not about the things you can buy for their room for school. Rather, it is about ... READ MORE... including Three Book Reviews.
A New York City Christmas Being a child in New York City between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's is a magical experience. When I moved here at age eight I discovered this truth. That was the first year my mother took me on our annual jaunt... READ MORE... and Take the Tour Yourself!
Make a Petal-Fold Envelope
This fold can be used as an envelope or as a card. It makes a perfect home for a poem. Small petal-folds can be made into holiday ornaments. The directions are simple... READ MORE...
Quote by Viola Spolin
"We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking to crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach."
~from Improvisation for the Theater, by Viola Spolin (1906-1994), author, educator, innovator in American theater
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