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‘GOOF-OFF’ TIME KEY TO LEARNING PROCESS, RESEARCHER FINDS

‘GOOF-OFF’ TIME KEY TO LEARNING PROCESS, RESEARCHER FINDS

It's weird, but it's like they keep learning more and more about how education works! Perhaps they simply aren't the experts they have traditionally made themselves out to be. If you've ever considered why you think you can't home school, maybe that's because you've been taught that you can't.  In this article, an researcher show new discoveries in the benefits of "goof-off" time for learning. 

Giving children free time “to have softly focused inward attention,” or goof off, helps them learn better, the author of a new psychology book says. 

“When parents seek my advice about what activities their child should be doing, they’re often surprised when I pare down their proposed list and prescribe free time during the week for good goofing off,” Lea Waters, a professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and author of The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish, published in July, wrote in The Atlantic.

“Research now shows that in this so-called resting state, the brain is still highly active,” Waters wrote in the July article. 

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