By Let Grow Staff - 11/06/2020 - 8 minute read
Let Grow is featured in the recent documentary, Chasing Childhood. This Q&A with one of the directors looks at how childhood has changed over time.
By Elizabeth Peyton - 11/05/2020 - 8 minute read
When this English teacher found out her son was failing English, she had to make a decision. Does she get involved or let him figure it out on his own?
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 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 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 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 Let Grow Staff - 07/10/2020 - 1 minute read
Get our Let Them Play Kit to encourage kids to do more free and unstructured play. It's a great resource for play groups, neighborhoods, schools, and more.
By Lenore Skenazy - 06/29/2020 - 4 minute read
It might seem like kids have a lot of wasted time and do nothing, but it's actually important for kids to have down time.
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 Katy Anderson - 04/03/2020 - 8 minute read
During this time of social distancing, it is not difficult to find loads of articles offering advice on a schedule for kids or how to …
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 Let Grow Staff - 03/11/2020 - 6 minute read
The coronavirus is leading to panic in the United States and around the world. Take a look at what you can do now to calm down and stay rational.
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 Michele Hollow - 02/05/2020 - 8 minute read
Our special needs kids are capable of achieving. We should create expectations that encourage them to embrace struggle and overcome challenges.
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 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 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 Lenore Skenazy - 06/16/2019 - 4 minute read
This fantastic TEDx Talk by evolutionary anthropologist Dorsa Amir is music to our ears at Let Grow. Amir studied a modern foraging society in the …