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Debunking the Belief that Sitting Equals Learning

Today we have research showing that the more senses used in the learning process the higher the percentage of retention...Additionally, we have research showing that the brain is far more active during physical activity than while one is seated.
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The Humanities Are Becoming More Important. Here's why...

The pragmatic, empirical disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as business, have risen to prominence. They have been hived off the traditional, all-purpose liberal arts education, which was designed to prepare students for full participation in the adult world. The tide now appears to be turning, as it becomes clear that essential skills enable us to adapt and thrive in our rapidly changing world and bring the technical skills to life.
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5 Proven Benefits of Play

"... at tender ages, improvisational pretend-play, not direct instruction, is what really feeds both language development and general knowledge, not to mention, again, kids' intrinsic motivation."
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8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination

While it is innate to Waldorf education to allow students to develop their sense of imagination, others find that, “In America the imagination is generally looked on as something that might be useful when the TV is out of order.” This article from "Mindshift" discusses why imagination is vital to both individuals and society.
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