Using play to re-engage intimidated learners

Should we be utilizing play to re-engage intimated learners?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nadja Cech, a chemistry professor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro believes that when students feel intimated by the subject matter, they get nervous and may shut down. And that’s when she recommends you need to bring play into the classroom.

This echoes a growing research-based and pedagogical sentiment that teaching is truly relational, not merely the imparting of knowledge.

The takeaway? How can we add play to our own classes? To re-engage. To help students better connect with other students and faculty alike, and to open themselves up to learning.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.