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Wendy Mogel: The Power of Play

Chris Thinnes

Wendy Mogel poignantly examines a rising generation of otherwise ‘high achieving’ students who are “information rich, but experience poor” and who, as new employees and interns, “don’t take initiative [and] are uncomfortable taking on challenges.” She suggests that “what [students] need most of all is the opportunity to play.” Mogel confirms that “imaginative play increases executive functioning [and] causes you to grow in maturity… It is also hard work.” (More:

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