...and more importantly, WHY!?
It seems to me that learning might be becoming the broccoli of our lives.
Remember how mum used to hide veggies in our mashed potato? (Yeah mum, we knew the whole time.) But, when we're no longer toddlers, we just have to hold our nose and choke it down. Learning is the same. But, WHY? Learning used to be so much fun, and more effective when it was being disguised inside play.
If we can deliver learning through activities, and craft, and art, and moving, and imagination when we little, then doesn't it stand to reason that that leaning style will work for primary schoolers? And high schoolers? And Grown ups?
Here at Funbox HQ, we pride ourselves on learning every day. We're lucky enough to spend our days in an environment where creativity is nurtured (#CuteCraftyCreative), and therefore, our learning options are as flexible as they come! What is clear to me, is that we're all retaining more of what we're learning when we're doodling, or fidgeting, or building, or creating!
That made me wonder: is there any science behind my hunch? And sure enough, there're a whole heap! Check out this amazing TED talk by Sunni Brown that explains why and how those "distracted" students, might actually be leading the way.
Next time we need to teach anything, why don't we all stop, and take a "play first" mentality? At the very least, you're going to be remembered as Captain Fun!