Mystic River Magnet School
Learn more about Our School Opening September 2021 and Our Active Exploration - Play and Ingenuity - Theme
Mystic River Active Exploration - Play and Ingenuity - Magnet School is Currently Under Construction at the former site of Cutler Middle School. Follow our building construction on the Community Link - Groton School Building Program Facebook Page.
How is play and ingenuity connected to learning?
Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman
Play is the highest form of research.
- Albert Einstein
Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
- Abraham Maslow
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.
- Fred Rogers
WHAT IS LIFE IS GOOD AND HOW DOES IT HELP STUDENTS CONNECT TO LEARNING?
In a school environment, the Life is Good Superpowers offer a shared framework to make social and emotional learning fun for kids and staff alike. And guess what? When something’s fun, we want to do it more. And when we do it more, we get better at it.
It is intended to levating joy, connection, and safety in the classroom through our signature play activities, products, and art. The 10 superpowers equate to 10 months of the school year, which means you get a chance each month to renew excitement and re-energize the school community under a shared theme.
Watch this Video About How the Life is Good SuperPowers Curriculum is used in the classroom to help students learn and grow.