A Celebration of Play: The Power of Play for All Ages

A Celebration of Play: The Power of Play for All Ages

December 19th 2021 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

We're so excited to welcome local author-educators Jed and Julie to the Bookshop for an afternoon of fun, playfulness, creative thinking, and individual expression! Join us at 1:30pm on Sunday, December 19th as they share strategies from their book The Playful Classroom with families heading into the winter break!


The Playful Classroom

by Jed Dearybury & Julie Jones, PhD

Foreword by Dr. Stuart Brown

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Designed for K-12 educators, The Playful Classroom describes ways to develop a playful mindset in students of all ages through meaningful, relevant, and fun learning experiences. This unique real-world guide provides everything parents and families need to incorporate hands-on lessons and creative activities into daily life! 

Building on contemporary and seminal works on learning theory and play pedagogy, the authors explain how to inspire through the use of play. This clear, user-friendly guide supplies practical strategies and effective solutions for keeping kids happy, creative, and engaged through the winter break and beyond!

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Jed Dearybury is an educational leader and award-winning teacher of grades 1, 2, 3 and higher education teacher preparation programs. He was featured in GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, he won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and he was a top 5 finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Julie Jones, PhD has experience teaching 4th through 12th grades and is currently an Associate Professor at Converse College in K-6 teacher education. She regularly conducts research on educational technology and pedagogy with a mix of creativity and play.

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