In Allen Parish, a tiny, tight-knit community in west Louisiana, teachers and students are blazing a trail to success. The school is the centerpiece of this unlikely success story. In kindergarten through eighth grade, the teachers use a teacher-written curriculum that has helped students become passionate experts and independent thinkers. One such student, Mason LaFargue, can recite facts about the American Revolution and why he is proud to be a Patriot. He and his mother Chasidy credit Kinder Elementary’s teacher-written curriculum, the Louisiana ELA Guidebooks 2.0, with giving him a growth mindset that drives him to pursue learning even after the school day ends. Read more in the article below. Presented by the Teaching Lab.