By Liz Russell - 10/22/2020 - 17 minute read
In a time of uncertainty, we can still do our part to support teachers. Take a look at what it's like teaching in COVID and what parents can do to help.
By Trevor Muir - 10/08/2020 - 7 minute read
This teacher and dad explains why it's such a bad idea for parents to do their kid's homework. Learn why he says it can have a negative impact long-term.
By Elizabeth Peyton - 09/25/2020 - 8 minute read
We shouldn't overlook the importance and value of banned books. See why this English teacher encourages her students and kids to read banned books.
By Holly Korbey - 09/22/2020 - 12 minute read
Learn how to encourage independent thinking in young people by helping them find and share their voice in a responsible way.
By Let Grow Staff - 09/21/2020 - 3 minute read
We have a new educational podcast at Let Grow, "Capable and Confident Kids," featuring innovative educators and leaders across the country. Join Let Grow's vice …
By Elizabeth Peyton - 09/15/2020 - 11 minute read
I was a straight-A student. I was the girl who always did my homework, always broke the curve, always went above and beyond. As my …
By Jodi Maurici - 09/10/2020 - 16 minute read
The day our children are born is quite possibly one of the happiest days of our lives. We vow to protect them and keep them …
By Let Grow Staff - 09/03/2020 - 2 minute read
This free curriculum will keeps kids active and learning even when they're not in school Get the Let Grow Independence Kit now.
By Linda Freund - 05/15/2020 - 10 minute read
Imaginary play is awesome. And stop-motion animation can take this kind of world-building activity to the next level. How do I know? Our six-year-old son, …
By Kate Sundquist - 04/21/2020 - 11 minute read
My kids are used to roaming the nearby streets. They are used to finding friends and wildly running through the common spaces of our neighborhood. …
By Gary Karlson - 03/27/2020 - 10 minute read
We need to stop using the phrase soft skills and start calling them essential skills instead. Our kids need these skills to have a successful future.
By Trevor Muir - 03/23/2020 - 7 minute read
With the canceling of standardized testing, teachers, parents, and students across America are thrilled. Learn why this is such good news.
By Trevor Muir - 03/06/2020 - 8 minute read
The other day I was on a work trip in Los Angeles and had to traverse four different interstates, take 10 back roads, and skirt …
By Nichole Watson - 03/06/2020 - 10 minute read
Behavior charts aren't doing our students any favors. It's time to get rid of them in classrooms and try a different approach.
By Jodi Maurici - 03/04/2020 - 15 minute read
While teaching a lesson on stress the other day in class, I posed a question to my 7th graders: “Do you think you have more …
By Alex Frost - 02/13/2020 - 10 minute read
Student-led conferences can be a powerful way to get kids involved with their own school experience. Here's how to make them work at your school.
By Holly Korbey - 02/07/2020 - 11 minute read
With all the different information sources out there, media literacy is essential. Get tips for teaching your kids and students about this important topic.
By Jonathan Hodge - 01/28/2020 - 11 minute read
P.E. class doesn't have to be regimented and structured. Learn how this P.E. teacher used free play to transform his classes.
By Angela Barton - 01/22/2020 - 10 minute read
Kindergarten teachers are seeing the joy of kindergarten being zapped by standards-based curriculum that doesn't include free play. Let's fight back.
By Holly Korbey - 12/29/2019 - 7 minute read
Learn about LiiNK, the school recess program that is reshaping the way some schools view recess and unstructured play for the better.
By Sara Coughlin - 12/27/2019 - 7 minute read
Yes, we can teach our kids how to be independent. But then we have to actually step back and let them put it into practice.
By Kate Sundquist - 12/09/2019 - 10 minute read
This mom has seen recess shrink at her son's school, and she believes movements breaks should never be a substitution for recess.
By Lenore Skenazy - 09/19/2019 - 4 minute read
When third grade teacher Gary Karlson heard about the Let Grow Project, he saw it as a way to make an important lesson meaningful at …
By Lenore Skenazy - 09/03/2019 - 4 minute read
In Texas, a group of kids who scored significantly higher than the rest of their district peers on a statewide test had magical powers to …
By Jodi Maurici - 07/15/2019 - 7 minute read
Last fall I was excited to start another promising school year with my 240 seventh grade health education students. However, I was confronted by an …
By Tim Bedley - 01/25/2019 - 13 minute read
I'm an elementary school teacher in Southern California. For 25 years, I have to admit that I was staunchly pro-homework, until one day I had …
By Lenore Skenazy - 09/24/2018 - 3 minute read
If you could go back 50 years, you'd see almost no kids wearing helmets as they zoomed around on bikes. So who knows if, 50 …
By Lenore Skenazy - 09/07/2018 - 4 minute read
Michael Hynes, superintendent of Patchogue-Medford Schools in Long Island, believes in the Let Grow Project. All seven elementary schools in his district participate, with incredible …
By Lenore Skenazy - 02/05/2018 - 3 minute read
A New Zealand school made headlines a few years back when it introduced a No Rules Recess policy. They did away with all the don'ts …