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YESSSSSS!!! "We want him to fail right now. If he fails right now, spectacularly and often, when he is an adult, he will know that failure isn’t the end of the world. The earth will not, indeed, stop turning on its axis. He will learn that he is a human being and that, if he doesn’t try, he will crap the bed. That he will fail, and his parents aren’t going to fix it for him. That he will fail all of the time throughout his life, and that’s the only way he will learn anything. That no one is perfect, and trying to be perfect is a really shitty goal." ... See MoreSee Less
"Your kids need to get out into green space, or brown space, or rock space (watch for rattlers!) or else you are going to stunt their growth and creativity. They need to make mud. They need to watch the trees move in the wind above them." ... See MoreSee Less
A few weeks ago, I posted about my favorite Back To School Read Alouds. Today I wanted to expand on that post share how I use read alouds in the classroom to build community throughout the year. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE read alouds! I loved them when I taught first and third grade, and I…