The Inspirational Virtues of Summer Boredom

Published by — “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” — Dorothy Parker A 2013 review of the literature published by Behavior Sciences concludes that boredom motivates a desire for change, new goals, experiences and pursuits.  “Boredom increases opportunities to attain social, cognitive, emotional and experiential stimulation that could have been missed.”  — OnContinue reading “The Inspirational Virtues of Summer Boredom”

Testing for Fun at School Would Improve Achievement

Published by — Finding a way to assess fun in the classroom could help re-center the balance between pleasure and work in schools.   Recently an early childhood educator got me and several hundred other people beautifully primed for learning – in about five minutes, ten tops. Maryann Finamore, the Director of the Westbay Children’s Center inContinue reading “Testing for Fun at School Would Improve Achievement”