By Andrea Keith - 09/03/2020 - 3 minute read
Creating a classroom full of independent doers and thinkers is one of the single best practices teachers can do to have a successful school year. …
By Amber Roshay - 08/19/2020 - 8 minute read
Some days you don't have to decide between doing a science experiment and making a snack—you can do both at the same time! My kids …
By Jill Staake - 06/30/2020 - 28 minute read
Once upon a time, backyard games for kids were everywhere. Kids roamed their neighborhoods throughout the day and joined up to play all sorts of …
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 Let Grow Staff - 04/17/2020 - 4 minute read
For many, it's been a struggle. Kids learning at home and parents trying to work at home is not an easy combination. Thankfully, teachers are …
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 Let Grow Staff - 02/13/2020 - 1 minute read
Here at Let Grow, we are big supporters of kids exploring on their own. This is why we created the Let Grow Kid Card. This …
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 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 Liz Russell - 12/23/2019 - 8 minute read
As adults who were formerly children, we know the magic of childhood lies in its minimal responsibilities and abundance of free time. No doubt our …
By Holly Korbey - 12/12/2019 - 12 minute read
What do you do when you want to let your child walk to school with their friends, but another mom keeps following them? See what this mom did.
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 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 - 09/07/2018 - 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 …
By Lenore Skenazy - 12/03/2017 - 3 minute read
Ask today's grandparents how they got to school, and nearly all of them will tell you, "I walked." But by the time current parents were …