“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Moira Marangi ’25

How do you see joyful learning in your school day?

“I see joyful learning in my classrooms every day.  In math and physics, we problem solve as a table.  Because of this, I am able to deep-dive into the subject and fully understand the topic.  By the end of each unit, I feel more confident in my understanding of the subject.  In history, we open up debates on new lessons.  In Spanish, we play Quizlet Lives and Kahoots to test our knowledge.  In theatre class, we constantly bounce ideas off each other on how to perform and where we should go with our plays.  Another example of joyful learning is when we took apart a computer in Python class.  This allowed us to see and touch the inside of a computer rather than look at pictures. ”

Why do you think joyful learning is important and beneficial?

“Joyful learning is important because it engages students in the subject.  History can often find itself becoming a class of memorization, but when I am debating or discussing, the subject becomes more interesting and I am then able to retain the information.  In theatre, I become a better actress and playwright because I am learning from everyone around me.  In math, working as a team helps me to understand what we are doing because I am actively working while still having someone there to help who is not the teacher just saying the right answer.”

How does joyful learning differ from other ways of learning?

“Joyful learning differs from other ways of learning because it is engaging and pushes students like me to want to learn.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks freshman Moira Marangi ’25 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”