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Building a Little Library: How One Child Harnessed the Power of Persuasion to Mobilize Her Village

By Patty Reinert Mason If you're the parent of an elementary schooler, there's a good chance you are hearing a lot about project-based learning this semester. The basic concept isn't new; innovative educators have long used hands-on experiences to engage students and help them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Today, there's increasing recognition that a shift toward learning-by-doing not only cultivates interest and enthusiasm, but also better outcomes, for our youngest learners.
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