Education

Competitions in Classrooms: Healthy or Damaging?

John Schindler of Cal State LA once said: “The power of [competition’s] effect makes its use very tempting. Little else gets a group of young people more energized than competition.” While competition has always been historically useful in building problem-solving skills, teamwork, and empathy, is it always positive for the learning process? The Negatives of

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How Board Games Teach Soft Skills to Children

In this age of smartphones, tablets, and awe-inspiring graphics, it’s hard to see the appeal of playing board games. Especially with teenagers, board games are now seen as archaic, cumbersome, and frankly, boring and dull. But nothing can be farther from the truth: the board game industry is actually a thriving one that’s rich with

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