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March 11, 2014

Studying Play in 'The Art of Play'

A new book by Anna R. Beresin examines play, recess, and creativity from several angles.

February 07, 2014

New Books: Teaching in Multiple Media

Three new titles suggest ways for incorporating graphic novels, multimedia production, and other media across the curriculum.

December 30, 2013

2013: The Year in BookMarks

BookMarks' most popular posts of 2013 include book reviews, interviews, and longer pieces on graphic novels, common standards, creativity, summer reading, e-books, and libraries.

November 10, 2013

Neuroscientists Seek Creativity in the Brain

Researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting say creativity is a whole-brain process—and it can highlight unusual strengths in students with emotional disabilities.

October 01, 2013

New Book Tackles Youths' Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination

A new book explores the impact of new technology on young people's self-presentation and creative expression.

September 30, 2013

The App Generation: New Book About Kids These Days

A new book by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis proposes "apps" as a framework for understanding a new generation of youth.

September 03, 2013

School Starts Again; Complicated Feelings and High Hopes

Perhaps in schools of the future, with experiential learning and creative problem-solving at the heart of the curriculum, kids will await the end of summer as a time to return to an experience that will so honor their needs and nature as to make the prospect of school actually seem better than vacation.

August 27, 2013

How Should We Evaluate Our Preschools?

IN DC, the city's public charter school board has proposed a plan that would base 80% of a Kindergarten's overall quality on its students' reading and math scores. Sam Chaltain thinks that's a bad idea -- and he has a solution to offer.

July 11, 2013

We Need Leaders Who Resist and Leaders Who Imagine and Create

We need to take hold of the changes schools must make and lead them with imagination and creativity while others lead the resistance. That is what will be good for our students.

July 01, 2013

Country Day Schools Redivivus?

Design thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity can all be taught and take place in contexts that keep the door open between the schoolhouse, the home, and the natural world. Today's good ideas are just as applicable to learning in a world defined by the natural environment as they are to learning that happens indoors or online. We have only to turn our serious and concerted attention to the question of "nature-deficit disorder," and we could make easy strides toward erasing it.

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