July 15, 2020

Keep it simple. Discard what’s nonessential. Spark joy. MIT and Harvard researchers recommend strategies for teaching this fall

Read the complete article by Naomi Martin on the Boston Globe.

Keep it simple. Discard what’s nonessential. Find ways to cultivate joy.

As schools reopen in the fall, they might have much to learn from Japanese organizing celebrity Marie Kondo — at least according to a new report by education researchers at Harvard and MIT.

With at least some online instruction expected to continue in the fall, the report proposes using limited in-person time in school buildings to streamline the curriculum to focus on the core lessons in foundational subjects. That streamlined approach will allow time for things that “spark joy” (a Kondo-inspired maxim) in school, such as art, music, and other electives and extracurricular activities.

To read the complete article, visit the Boston Globe.