First watch this fantastic presentation by @busyness girl.
Okay, nuff said. Play is so important in learning and so little of it happens in schools. As a math teacher I do try and incorporate games into the lessons as much as possible, but recognize that the curriculum I’m supposed to follow leaves little room for play.
As I watched this, I thought about myself learning through games and how that my ability to type and to organize groups of people is related to the massive multiplayer text dungeon games I used to play. I also thought of how much my son learns through play. Actually he learns practically everything through play.
What can we do to actually in our schools to provide more opportunities to learn through play?