Fueling your little curiosity machine
Here's how nurturing your child's curiosity helps them become a better learner.
Kids with character: Grit
“Grit is having the courage to do your impossible or to do what you think is hard and to do it anyway,” says Nasina, who has incredible grit. Her story will awe and inspire you.
Kids with character: Generosity
Generosity boosts happiness, has a ripple effect, and can be taught. See how this family’s $100 giving challenge resulted in something extraordinary.
Pop quiz on the science of generosity
Research reveals some surprisingly easy ways to teach your child to be generous.
Inside a place-based school
The idea behind place-based education is to immerse students in learning by locating the school inside an inspiring learning environment. Public Museum School, a middle school in Grand Rapids, MI, for example, is on the top floor of a museum.
Kids with character: Gratitude
Research shows that gratitude increases resilience, happiness, and optimism. This 6th grader finds reasons to feel grateful every day.
Kids with character: Honesty
What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? When this child did, he went to great lengths to get it back to its owner. He shares his thoughts about the importance of honesty with GreatSchools.
Like a Sponge podcast: The wonder years
Tune in as Like a Sponge explores how parents can embrace early adolescence, one of the most radical stages of brain development in the human lifespan.
Inside a performance-based school
Performance-based learning means that students get to learn at their own pace. See how adopting this model changed student outcomes at Lindsay High School.