Becoming a Playful Teacher: A Conversation about Play, Expertise, and Being Kind to Yourself
Clinical researcher Stuart Brown once wrote that “play is the vital essence of life.” But what does it really mean to play? How can we incorporate playfulness into our teaching? And why is it important to do so? In this episode, we sat down with our program director Dr. Teresa Hernandez-Gonzalez! She delved into the experiences that had shaped her as an educator, the art of combining work and play (and perhaps deconstructing this dichotomy along the way), and the debate of whether teachers are born or made.
Music by Nomerodin1