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A Holiday Message from… Albert Einstein?

Season’s Greetings!

You’ve probably noticed that EMC² Learning borrows its name from Albert Einstein’s most famous mathematical equation. So we think it’s only fitting to turn to the man himself for a few words of wisdom to close out this calendar year. For as this celebrated physicist so famously once said:

“Play is the highest form of research.”

Through play, children and adults can explore new ideas, solve problems, and develop new skills and perspectives. Play allows us to approach the world with a sense of curiosity and creativity, and it can be a powerful tool for learning, growth and personal development. As Einstein suggests, play is not just a way to pass the time or have fun, but a crucial form of research and exploration.

As we look forward to celebrating the next few weeks at home exchanging gifts with our family members and loved ones, we think this is a perfect reminder of the joy (and the discovery!) that the holidays can bring.

EMC² Learning is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing resources, courses, activities, and templates to help busy teachers bring playful instructional techniques to life in their classrooms all around the world. Here’s a small sample of the kinds of colorful, creative lesson plans that Engagement Engineers are bringing to life in their instruction using strategies from the EMC² Learning library and a splash of playful pedagogy. 


Something Sweet from Pennsylvania

– Dr. Jen Toney | @JenToney
Third Grade Teacher

Scramble Centers in North Carolina

– Justin Owens | @MrOwens_Math
Seventh Grade Math Teacher

Everything's Bigger in Texas

– Shannon Shabanaj | @shanshab10
Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher

Building Creativity into Student Research

– Caitlin Monroe | @Caitlin_Monroe
Fourth Grade Science Teacher

Changing the Game in Virginia

– Kathleen Mathis | @AtomicTeacha
High School English Teacher

Swapping Stories in California

– Dr. Scott M. Petri | @scottmpetri
High School History Teacher

Ax-ing Great Questions in Arkansas

– Bryant Barker | @MrBarkerCoolGuy
Middle School English Teacher

EMC² Learning is home to more than 500 fully editable resources for any course or content area. Engagement Engineers and members of the Creative Corps enjoy a full year of access to each of these resources on demand. We hope you’ll consider joining us to unlock a full year of site access. For complete details including our exclusive limited time offer for annual site membership, click here.

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Carol McLaughlin
1-8 Teacher

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