Let the Children Play by Pasi Sahlberg audiobook

Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive

By Pasi Sahlberg  and William Doyle
Read by Randye Kaye

Highbridge Audio 9780190930967

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684573103

  • ISBN: 9781684573103

Category: Nonfiction/Educational
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Play is how children explore, discover, fail, succeed, socialize, and flourish. It is a fundamental element of the human condition. It's the key to giving schoolchildren skills they need to succeed—skills like creativity, innovation, teamwork, focus, resilience, expressiveness, empathy, concentration, and executive function. Expert organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control agree that play and physical activity are critical foundations of childhood, academics, and future skills—yet politicians are destroying play in childhood education and replacing it with standardization, stress, and forcible physical restraint, which are damaging to learning and corrosive to society.

But this is not the case for hundreds of thousands of lucky children who are enjoying the power of play in schools in China, Texas, Oklahoma, Long Island, Scotland, and in the entire nation of Finland. In Let the Children Play, Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and scholar, and Fulbright Scholar William Doyle make the case for helping schools and children thrive by unleashing the power of play and giving more physical and intellectual play to all schoolchildren.

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Author Bio: Pasi Sahlberg

Author Bio: Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is director general of the Centre for International Mobility at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki. He is an expert in educational reform, training teachers, coaching schools, and advising policy makers. He has worked in Finland as a teacher, teacher educator, policy advisor, and director and served the World Bank and the European Commission as an education expert. He has a PhD from the University of Jyväskylä and is adjunct professor at the Universities of Helsinki and Oulu.

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Author Bio: William Doyle

Author Bio: William Doyle

William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the 1998 Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary for the A&E special, The Secret White House Tapes. He was also coproducer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Educational
Audience: Adult
Language: English