Thank you for this show. I am a special education teacher and very much recognize the connection between what I call intentionality and school success. What struck me was the usefulness of play for achievement. With our school system's implementation of No Child Left Behind mandates and the extensive testing I now have to administer, school is not enjoyable. I used to love the freedom I had to provide and assess learning through creative and playful techniques; now there is "accountability" and "rigorous" instruction which creates an environment of stress and manipulation. I look forward to further exploring Dr. Diamond's work.
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