A CNN article by Erika and Nicholas Christalkis.
Erika Christakis, MEd, MPH, is an early childhood teacher and former preschool director. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine and sociology at Harvard University. Together, they serve as Masters of Pforzheimer House, one of the undergraduate residential houses at Harvard College.
- Erika and Nicholas Christakis says they see students at Harvard who have trouble getting along
- They say kids better equipped to learn, interact, if taught using play-based curricula
- “Drill and kill” skill-based learning, requires more social isolation, they say
- Writers: Play-based learning builds empathy, better self-control, and problem solving skil