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Rachel Grob

Blog Entries by Rachel Grob

Nature as a Play and Learning Ground

Posted November 30, 2010 | 12:28:18 (EST)

Think back to when you were a child. Did you crave the outdoors? Did you have a favorite spot to play -- a tree, a stream, a rocky crevice or vacant lot? Did you have a special place to hide, where you could watch without being seen and let your...

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Not Every Playing Field Should be Level

Posted November 1, 2010 | 10:46:30 (EST)

At most suburban schools, play spaces are homogenized. Fields are flat stretches of grass or turf; playgrounds are focused around narrow, manufactured variations on the theme of climbing equipment; a hard surface is available for games like foursquare and hopscotch. It's easy to tell, right away, how decidedly the Blue...

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