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Agile Ideas for Kids

Excellent description
of Agile Values and how they are applied.
The article also describes how it feels to work in an agile framework.

This comes from the Agile Manifesto of Software Development, but can easily transfer and describe how we approach this in learning environment.

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

Agile Classrooms Website

The Daily Standup


Rules of Extreme Programming


Iterating with Children and Parents
David Starr and Eleanor Starr

After Dad’s success with agile practices in his

workplace, the Starr family borrowed lessons learned at work
to form a highly effective iterative model of management for
their home life. This agile-inspired methodology keeps a family
of six organized and working together with less friction for
more than three years.
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