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[PODCAST] Episode - Interview with Dr. Peter Gray, Author of 'Free to Learn', Part 1

In this episode we talk with Dr. Peter Gray, author of 'Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life'. We discuss the importance of play and the implications for today's classroom.

About Dr. Peter Gray from psychologytoday.com:

Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition).  He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

Show Notes/Key Links:

Freedom to Learn Blog (Psychology Today)

Book: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

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