For a guy who spends a lot of time in New York City, I can’t believe this brain study on rats, but it’s true – the more we play, the healthier we feel.
- For kids, — free play is important which is one reason why the pandemic has had so many negative impacts on the young.
- And adults need play – whether it is playful banter in the workplace or other forms of relaxation and joyfulness.
So, this week in one of my NYU classes, we’re played a few minutes before we learned for an hour and forty minutes – to see who can remember the 5 major points from our discussion on “stress-free living and working in the music industry” the previous week.
But it’s a game – everyone can play and there is even a prize – a gift certificate for Starbucks (the fuel that powers college students) – even learning can be fun (especially learning!).
I’m doing it again this week and I’ll bet the overall class retention of the major points of the course will improve – fun is welcome everywhere.