Fostering Creativity

What is truly exciting to me is that as we mindfully develop space and time in which children can play, we are also implementing structures that foster children’s creativity. READ MORE »

Play, and Learning

Csikszentmihalyi writes, “The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” Flow describes a Utopian model of education — and it also sounds like play. READ MORE »

Bridge Work (and Play)

Imagine that a child’s experience with language arts consists only of handwriting and keyboarding practice, vocabulary lessons, spelling lists, grammar rules, and phonics instruction. How boring and empty that would be! READ MORE »

Reflections from the Fall

With our first snowfall in the valley early last week and the children eagerly preparing their pieces for the winter assembly, I find myself reflecting on yet another wonderful and joyous fall at Miquon. READ MORE »

The Struggle to Play

Play is the serious work of these children. The story drips with every element of play that Huizinga described many years ago, and we imagine ourselves living in that kind of learning bliss. READ MORE »