Teacher Spotlight: Global Play
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teams
Global Day of Play
Wednesday, Feb 6th, was the "Global Day of Play". Global Play Day is a grassroots effort by educators to bring awareness to the benefits of unstructured play around the World. Teachers and students in Kindergarten and First Grades participated in the Global Play Day by fostering unstructured play for students.
Global Play Day was inspired by a TEDx lecture by Peter Gray, a psychology professor and researcher at Boston College who studies play and documents the decline of childhood play over the decades and the consequences.
The Decline of Play: Peter Gray
Teachers participating in Global Day of Play 2019 included:
- Aubrey Doran (1st Grade)
- Stephanie Hart (1st Grade)
- Anne Leija (1st Grade)
- Gayla Sullivan (1st Grade)
- Crystal Pulak (Kindergarten)
- Lauren Holak (Kindergarten)
- Taylor Bodin (Kindergarten)
- Keri Vik (Kindergarten)
Thank you for providing this global outcome experience for our students!