In this first letter my goal is to give you an idea of what this series of letters, from me to you, is all about.
After reading David Lancy’s book - The Anthropology of Childhood, I have really converted my pedagogy towards play and seeing education as an invented technology has changed my perspective on the point of the classroom and what influences the things teachers do. Play is the essence of learning and is the basis of learning for all humans no matter where we come from and what external influences our society places on us. To stifle play is to be inhuman.
This sounds so very intriguing! Thank you for starting it! I look forward to playfully scrambling down all these rabbit holes with you and other play folks!
I am very excited. Is this series going to be part of the "occasional public posts" that come for free or do I need to subscribe to Substack's subscription plan in order to receive your letters?
As always, your discussions and presentations have been instrumental in the growth of the Victorious Homeschool community here in the Philippines. May you ever be blessed and continue to thrive. We look forward forward to your postings!
I'm learning so much from Peter Gray! Every time I read an article by him I feel happier
This is fantastic. Thank you so much for taking the time out to build this!! Yay! I'm looking forward to reading it all.
I can't wait to read this!
As a homeschooling mom, your research has been an integral part of my decision making and I'm incredibly grateful for it. My children probably even more so. Thank you for all you do. I'm looking forward to learning and growing more as we explore these letters!
Very excited for this, our unschooling family life is thriving because of your work. Thank you for what you do 😊
Excited to hear more from you and consider how I can apply what I learn to my own experience as a teacher and a parent.
Very excited about this, Peter. Thanks for starting this!
Peace and Love to y'all from Algeria. I do really appreciate the works of sir Peter Gray and working to introduce them to my students and fellow teachers. Play is becoming a part of our curriculum ( wokring to make it the part).
Have you read "The Well-Played Game"? I discovered it a few years ago and it's one of the books I re-read on a regular basis. It's a playful (heh) book on games, rules and so on.
Thank you Peter. You are making the world a better place.
I'm always inspired by Peter Gray's work, and I'm really looking forward to this series. As a designer for children's interactive content, I have been promoting a focus on play for many years. I always tell my clients, "play is always educational, but education is not always playful."
Thank you Peter for your dedication to the importance of play!!
Peter, I look forward to reading more from you on this topic which I believe should become one of the most important themes in educational psychology!