Good Teachers Want their Students to Fail

As teacher Jeremy Knoll writes on the Let Grow blog today: “No one gives up in a basketball game because another player crossed them up and got to the hoop. They try a new form of defense. We just need to get that mentality into the classroom more consistently.” Jeremy goes on to explain the […]

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Holy Moly! Over 100 Independent Learning Resources for Kids

Over at Let Grow we’ve gathered a truly astounding list of 100+ websites, projects and programs where kids can learn cooking, crafting, science, building, budgeting — all the stuff I still need  to learn! Most a free, some charge a subscription fee. It is a mind-boggling, super-helpful and easy-to-use list to find whatever your kids […]

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Kids Are In for a ’70s Summer

This great article by Hallie Cotnam at the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) notes that there is one group of people not on lockdown this summer: Kids. Once school is out: …there will be no summer school, no camp, no lessons and no team sports — there will be virtually no organized activity of any kind. […]

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Need Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy? We’ve Got Plenty

Newsflash: You don’t have to entertain your kids. Just download the free June Calendar over at Let Grow (click here) and they’ll figure out something to do. It’s filled with creative ideas to get them going, like:   *Build something you can use   *Complete a YouTube tutorial   *Create art outside   In other […]

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What Can Kids Do When They are Bored? We’ve Got 100 Ideas!

Have a “Name That Food” taste-testing contest. Play balloon volleyball. Take over a chore of mom or dad’s. Make origami. Find these and 96 MORE IDEAS over at Let Grow by clicking here. Cut them out and put them all in a jar. Kids can pull one out when they say, “I’m bored!”  

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