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Welcoming Spontaneity and Wonder in the Classroom


The education system in America is driven primarily by tests, and teachers have little time to deviate from the mandated curriculum. What is lost when teachers can’t take advantage of those unplanned opportunities to explore outside the lesson plan, and how can we make more room for spontaneous learning moments? On The Point, we talk with Kim Allsup, a former teacher in Waldorf Schools. Her new book is titled A Gift of Wonder, A True Showing of School as it Should Be.


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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.