Archive for April, 2010

Strategies for Helping Participants Practice Decision-Making, Compromise & Consensus Continued…A Method for Dividing Groups Into Teams

The Disappearance of Neighborhood Games of Kick-the Can, Part Two: Strategies for Helping Participants of All Ages Learn Through Play.     In Monday’s post I mentioned that I had observed a trend of children and adolescents missing out the development of important social & emotional skills because of a lack of time for “free […]

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The Disappearance of Neighborhood Games. How Do We Help Students Continue to Learn from Play?

In my work with students in a variety of schools and treatment programs I have noticed over recent years that they increasingly seem to struggle with group decision-making. On the playground during recess I have observed elementary students coming to ask teachers to resolve the simplest disagreements or conflicts(for instance who is going to be […]

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