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  • I wonder at what age it is that we stop believing learning and playing are deeply connected; and become convinced that teaching should be a solemn and serious business; that if you are having fun, then you must not be learning anything.

    Yesterday I got one of the best compliments in my career as a teacher.

    “You reminded me of a second grade teacher!” This is coming from an adult man, just as we finished a design thinking workshop for a diverse audience ranging from 19 to 70.

    “Thank you so much!” I replied with a smile, genuinely flattered. “I was hoping for kindergarten teacher, but second grade will do”.

    “That’s exactly what I was going to say, kindergarten teacher! ...But I was afraid you were going to take it in a bad way, so I added a couple of grades”.
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