Although fun is sometimes seen as a barrier to real learning, joy is a vital part of effective education and motivates students to connect with what they re learning. Learn how to have meaningful conversations about where joy gets left out in schools, and discover how to equip students with the skills and qualities they ll need to achieve academic success as well as to live fulfilling lives by bringing joy to classrooms each day.Benefits
Read about real classrooms that have successfully implemented joy.
Examine education jargon that negatively impacts school culture.
Gain ideas for how to make classrooms joyful learning environments.
Learn how to create a sense of community among teachers and students.
Discover the importance of wonder and inquiry in making students more engaged in their learning.
ContentsIntroduction1 The Expectations of School2 The Definition of Joy3 The Unfair Advantage4 A Sense of Wonder5 Play as Research6 A Sense of Community7 GratitudeConclusionReferences and Resources"