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How Student-Driven Play Shapes Creative Minds with Kim Zajac – Easy EdTech Podcast 233

In this episode, tune in for an inspiring conversation with Speech and Language Pathologist Kim Zajac about how student-driven play can unlock creativity and empower young minds. You’ll discover a toolbox of ideas, resources, and tech-connections to bring more playfulness and curiosity into your classroom. If you’re looking to make learning an adventure for your students, this episode is for you!

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Tips for Student-Driven Play

  • Create space that invites curiosity.
  • Honor the process during creative learning experiences.
  • Ask students “What if…” to establish curiosity and creativity as norms in your classroom or school.


This episode is sponsored by my AI in Education Membership. Curious about artificial intelligence in education? Designed for teachers and educators passionate about staying ahead of the curve, this membership offers a comprehensive and curated monthly experience that will keep you up-to-date on the latest trends in artificial intelligence and tools for the classroom. Join now and click here to learn more.


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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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