Jill Vialet: Making Play Work

RECESS: A break from class learning where students within a school go outside for ten to thirty minutes to rest and have free time. You”re seven. You”re on the playground, playing tag. “Tag! You”re out!!” “You didn”t touch me, I”m not out!” “Yes I did too! You”re out.” You know how the rest goes. There […]

Art That Builds Problem-Solving Skills

Urban arts programs often build confidence and agency among youth who are disheartened by, or disconnected from, public schools. At a time when education is being shaped by a rigid test-taking culture, arts educators often succeed in eliciting a sense of inquiry and belonging among their students. Twenty years ago, Bob Bates was a part-time […]