Learning in Afterschool & Summer Blog Posts


Check out the most recent blog posts from LIAS:

Is Play a “Waste”? 
Play time is often regarded as a waste and the antithesis of learning time; however, there is growing evidence that there is a great deal of learning in play. This article reexamines the value of play, educate our stakeholders, and be unashamed to make play an important part of our afterschool programs by offering some information and definitions of terms about play.  

Emotions, Learning and the Brain 
Both engagement and learning are deeply emotional and that young people’s emotions drive their learning. In her new book, Emotions, Learning and the Brain, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang shares her findings on the psychological and neurobiological development of emotion and self-awareness, and connections to social, cognitive and moral development in educational settings.