The Child’s Right To Try

The Child’s Right To Try

I've been thinking lately about the right of children to "try." So much of data-driven, test-apprehensive pedagogy has set the shared value at the right answer. Failure is to be avoided at all costs. If they can't pass the standardized test, push more, push harder....

Scarcity As Inspiration For Invention

Twice in one morning wonderful things happened because of children’s frustration with too few of something. In cubby house (a little space for dramatic play), some children were playing a story in which pet dogs played a part. By the time Lydia arrived in the cubby...