While grades and test scores are important, what about the sparkle in their eyes when they discover a “new” bug in the backyard, see a painting that inspires some art of their own, and overcome frustration to go hand-over-hand across the monkey bars? In the end we want their love of learning to go beyond school and sustain them throughout their whole lives.

Christine Elgersma — Common Sense Media

Learning is a never ending continuum. If the content area is carpentry, then a beginner could learn how to effectively drive a nail, while the greatest and most skilled craftsmen in the world can improve on or learn a new technique. Learning only stops when an individual stops learning… so how might we make learning extend to the whole child, not just the test score?

Read the linked article below for more information, details, and supports for ideas and resources to raising lifelong learners.

Read How To Raise A LifeLong Learner by Christine Elgersma at Common Sense Media