If you enjoy this 3-minute preview, please watch the full-length version which goes into depth about the importance of PLAY in the lives of students.
This 3-minute review is just a tatse of the what you can expect in the full-length version of the conversation between Ron Wolk and Dennis Littky.
The CES Fall Forum 2011 featured many enlightening, informative conversations. The one between Deborah Meier and Alfie Kohn was all about the importance of PLAY in the lives of students, in and out of school.
Enjoy this engaging conversation between Ron Wolk, (Founder and Former Editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine) and Dennis Littky, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Big Picture Learning and The Met School.
As part of the CES (Coalition of Essential Schools) Fall Forum, this conversation is fed by the ideas addressed in Wolk's recent book, Wasting Minds, which addresses what Wolk says are the problems with our public education system and what can be done to dramatically improve it.
If you enjoy this conversation, be sure to watch the CES Fall Forum discussion between Alfie Kohn and Deborah Meier, as they discuss the topic of PLAY in schools, and the implications of squelching it in favor of the high standards movement and No Child Left Behind.
Coalition of Essential Schools
The Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum 2011 was an engaging event that featured many noteworthy leaders in the field of innovative education reforms. We hope you enjoy two conversations we filmed for your enjoyment and enlightenment.