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Play Matters

Play Matters Author Miguel Sicart
ISBN-10 9780262325967
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 176
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What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play. So what, then, is play? In Play Matters, Miguel Sicart argues that to play is to be in the world; playing is a form of understanding what surrounds us and a way of engaging with others. Play goes beyond games; it is a mode of being human. We play games, but we also play with toys, on playgrounds, with technologies and design. Sicart proposes a theory of play that doesn't derive from a particular object or activity but is a portable tool for being--not tied to objects but brought by people to the complex interactions that form their daily lives. It is not separated from reality; it is part of it. It is pleasurable, but not necessarily fun. Play can be dangerous, addictive, and destructive. Along the way, Sicart considers playfulness, the capacity to use play outside the context of play; toys, the materialization of play -- instruments but also play pals; playgrounds, play spaces that enable all kinds of play; beauty, the aesthetics of play through action; political play -- from Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup to the hactivist activities of Anonymous; the political, aesthetic, and moral activity of game design; and why play and computers get along so well.

Play Matters

Play Matters Author Kathy Walker
ISBN-10 0864316399
Release 2007
Pages 94
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Provides information, examples and practical strategies for classroom teachers wishing to explore and implement a Developmental Curriculum (play and project based) into the learning environment. For use with students Prep to Grade 2.

Early Childhood Play Matters

Early Childhood Play Matters Author Shona Bass
ISBN-10 1525258532
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 330
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"Play-based learning has long been a means of facilitating teaching and learning in the early childhood years. The Walker Learning Approach, an Australian-designed, evidence-based play pedagogy, provides a solid base and foundation for intentional and responsive teaching in the early years. The program's systems and practices support teams of early childhood educators in a consistent approach that ensures continuity and predictability for children, educators and families. Early Childhood Play Matters provides guidance and many practical ideas on implementing the Walker Learning Approach within early childhood learning practices. Early Childhood Play Matters concentrates on the most formative years of education (birth to six years of age), with intentional, rich and rigorous play-based opportunities for young children."


Playfulness Author Miguel Sicart
ISBN-10 9780262330381
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 16
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What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Play goes beyond games; it is a mode of being human. If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play. In this BIT, Miguel Sicart examines the distinction between play and playfulness.

Outdoor Play Matters

Outdoor Play Matters Author Marie Willoughby
ISBN-10 1906004323
Release 2014
Pages 28
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Outdoor Play Matters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Outdoor Play Matters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Outdoor Play Matters book for free.

Play Matters

Play Matters Author KaBOOM! (Organization)
ISBN-10 OCLC:846454865
Release 2009
Pages 66
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Play Matters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Play Matters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Play Matters book for free.

Teatro Chicana

Teatro Chicana Author Laura E. Garcia
ISBN-10 9780292779174
Release 2010-06-03
Pages 328
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The 1970s and 1980s saw the awakening of social awareness and political activism in Mexican-American communities. In San Diego, a group of Chicana women participated in a political theatre group whose plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. In this collective memoir, seventeen women who were a part of Teatro de las Chicanas (later known as Teatro Laboral and Teatro Raíces) come together to share why they joined the theatre and how it transformed their lives. Teatro Chicana tells the story of this troupe through chapters featuring the history and present-day story of each of the main actors and writers, as well as excerpts from the group's materials and seven of their original short scripts.

Play Matters

Play Matters Author Loretta Pantalleresco
ISBN-10 OCLC:811775704
Release 2000
Pages 44
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Play Matters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Play Matters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Play Matters book for free.

Play Matters

Play Matters Author Kathy Walker
ISBN-10 1742860060
Release 2011
Pages 140
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Demonstrates the key principles of the Walker Learning Approach that she has developed over 15 years of observation, participation and presentation in schools and child care centres across Australia.

Play Playfulness Creativity and Innovation

Play  Playfulness  Creativity and Innovation Author Patrick Bateson
ISBN-10 9781107015135
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 166
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Examines the role of playfulness in animal and human development, highlighting its links to creativity and, in turn, to innovation.

Horse Play

Horse Play Author Melissa M. Marlow
ISBN-10 0983524580
Release 2016-05-19
Pages 244
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Kamron Callaway has made a name for himself with the Williams Ranch where he has been the horse trainer for six amazing years. The only hiccup in this profession is the youngest daughter, Samantha Williams. She gets under his skin, irritates him, and pushes him to be better than he could have done without her. His heart has warmed to her in a loving way that maybe more than he'll allow himself.So when Samantha confides her secret in him he is torn between what is right and what is wrong. Will he risk his profession, his home, and his love to take responsibility for her situation? Is this another test of hers to see how he will handle it, because her antics have got him twisted into an unknown territory. Does he love her enough to risk everything that has made him who he is?Seizing the moment he allows her to see his desire for her, but can they hold off until he is ready to take her for his own? Not if Samantha has anything to do with it, because she needs to feel loved and she will go to great lengths to have his love, even a little horse play.

Play Anything

Play Anything Author Ian Bogost
ISBN-10 9780465096503
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 288
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How filling life with play-whether soccer or lawn mowing, counting sheep or tossing Angry Birds-forges a new path for creativity and joy in our impatient age Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn't be soccer if it wasn't composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn't be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it's the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances- like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints-as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed-and enjoyed-when we first impose boundaries on ourselves.

What Matters Now

What Matters Now Author Gary Hamel
ISBN-10 9781118219089
Release 2012-01-04
Pages 280
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This is not a book about one thing. It's not a 250-page dissertation on leadership, teams or motivation. Instead, it's an agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world of diminished hopes, relentless change and ferocious competition. This is not a book about doing better. It's not a manual for people who want to tinker at the margins. Instead, it's an impassioned plea to reinvent management as we know it—to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational life, and the meaning of work. Leaders today confront a world where the unprecedented is the norm. Wherever one looks, one sees the exceptional and the extraordinary: Business newspapers decrying the state of capitalism. Once-innovative companies struggling to save off senescence. Next gen employees shunning blue chips for social start-ups. Corporate miscreants getting pilloried in the blogosphere. Entry barriers tumbling in what were once oligopolistic strongholds. Hundred year-old business models being rendered irrelevant overnight. Newbie organizations crowdsourcing their most creative work. National governments lurching towards bankruptcy. Investors angrily confronting greedy CEOs and complacent boards. Newly omnipotent customers eagerly wielding their power. Social media dramatically transforming the way human beings connect, learn and collaborate. Obviously, there are lots of things that matter now. But in a world of fractured certainties and battered trust, some things matter more than others. While the challenges facing organizations are limitless; leadership bandwidth isn't. That's why you have to be clear about what really matters now. What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead? Hamel identifies five issues are that are paramount: values, innovation, adaptability, passion and ideology. In doing so he presents an essential agenda for leaders everywhere who are eager to... move from defense to offense reverse the tide of commoditization defeat bureaucracy astonish their customers foster extraordinary contribution capture the moral high ground outrun change build a company that's truly fit for the future Concise and to the point, the book will inspire you to rethink your business, your company and how you lead.

Kathy Walker Set Play Matters 2nd Ed Engagement Matters

Kathy Walker Set  Play Matters 2nd Ed   Engagement Matters Author Kathy Walker
ISBN-10 1742860915
Release 2011-07
Pages 252
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Be a Player

Be a Player Author Pia Nilsson
ISBN-10 9781476788036
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 256
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The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it’s often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54’s groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of “human skills”—including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons—that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency—the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course…where it matters most!

Why Football Matters

Why Football Matters Author Mark Edmundson
ISBN-10 9781101635728
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 240
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Acclaimed essayist Mark Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men Football teaches young men self-discipline and teamwork. But football celebrates violence. Football is a showcase for athletic beauty and physical excellence. But football damages young bodies and minds, sometimes permanently. Football inspires confidence and direction. But football instills cockiness, a false sense of superiority. The athlete is a noble figure with a proud lineage. The jock is America at its worst. When Mark Edmundson’s son began to play organized football, and proved to be very good at it, Edmundson had to come to terms with just what he thought about the game. Doing so took him back to his own childhood, when as a shy, soft boy growing up in a blue-collar Boston suburb in the sixties, he went out for the high school football team. Why Football Matters is the story of what happened to Edmundson when he tried to make himself into a football player. What does it mean to be a football player? At first Edmundson was hapless on the field. He was an inept player and a bad teammate. But over time, he got over his fears and he got tougher. He learned to be a better player and came to feel a part of the team, during games but also on all sorts of escapades, not all of them savory. By playing football, Edmundson became what he and his father hoped he’d be, a tougher, stronger young man, better prepared for life. But is football-instilled toughness always a good thing? Do the character, courage, and loyalty football instills have a dark side? Football, Edmundson found, can be full of bounties. But it can also lead you into brutality and thoughtlessness. So how do you get what’s best from the game and leave the worst behind? Why Football Matters is moving, funny, vivid, and filled with the authentic anxiety and exhilaration of youth. Edmundson doesn’t regret playing football for a minute, and cherishes the experience. His triumph is to be able to see it in full, as something to celebrate, but also something to handle with care. For anyone who has ever played on a football team, is the parent of a player, or simply is reflective about its outsized influence on America, Why Football Matters is both a mirror and a lamp.

Why Fantasy Football Matters

Why Fantasy Football Matters Author Erik Barmack
ISBN-10 9781416935834
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 256
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Talking Trash, Trading Studs, and Drafting Sleepers -- an Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Obsession U.S. businesses lose $200 million in productivity each football season because employees are managing their fantasy squads instead of working. In Why Fantasy Football Matters (And Our Lives Do Not), two grizzled veterans revel in the addiction that is fantasy football. From pre-draft hijinx to post-draft trash talk, from tumultuous trades to the perils of free agency, it celebrates the eccentric personalities, absurd rituals, and hilarious superstitions of one of the most fanatical fantasy leagues on earth. With humor, insight, and a dash of advice, Why Fantasy Football Matters celebrates the thirty-two million Americans who prefer managing their fantasy squads to relaxing with loved ones. And it gives girlfriends, coworkers, and sports purists all the proof they need to accept that this is an obsession that really matters.