Author: Kim Allsup

Wonder, Not Pressure, Supports Learning 

  Five-year-old children need play, not pressure. Then, at six and seven, they need learning infused with joy, wonder, movement, colors, music, and satisfying work that makes real things. Adults who learned this way thrive. They are in no way behind those who faced pressure. So, why? Why do governments (this is not the teachers’ idea) pressure little children to…

School Sunhouse Now on Twitter

here So many of our readers at Growing Children found us through this post about growing food year round in a  School Sunhouse. We are now sharing a diary of our daily work over on Twitter.  Please follow us at School Sunhouse to learn how children can grow organic food year round in unheated sunhouses. For schools in cool or cold…

You Don’t Have to Look to Finland to See How Freedom in Teaching Leads to Engagement in Learning

I am happy to announce that A Gift of Wonder, my book  about my six year journey as a new teacher with my first class at The Waldorf School of Cape Cod, will be published in the summer of 2017 by SteinerBooks. The book is centered in classroom experience in a school where teachers stay with the same group of…