In each of the following categories, you'll find a variety of teaching tools for immediate use in the classroom or for building your own curriculum. These resources include: lessons, curriculum, poetry, videos, projects, stories, and essays.
Discover the good life through resilience, creativity, and community.
Meaningful learning pushes boundaries with action, inquiry, and innovation.
Paths to peace, inclusion, equality, and compassion for all.
How to build a robust economy, healthy planet, and just world for all.
Use the wonder of a photo to engage in deep discussions and understanding.
Bull Sharks, Bimini, and Disappearing Islands: How Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants Blasts the Walls Off My Classroom
by Joe GrabowskiOct 13, 2015
- When Joe Grabowski's students reacted with horror to his stories about sharks, Grabowski took a novel approach to help these sharkaphobes get over their fear. Joe found shark researchers from the Bahamas to chat with his students online. Since that day, Joe's students have gone on over 100 global expeditions—meeting penguins, astronauts, and scuba divers. This is Joe's story.
Resources to Teach #BlackLivesMatter
Oct 13, 2015
- The San Francisco Unified School District has compiled a collection of no-holds-barred resources to teach #BlackLivesMatter, including “Dos and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson.” Dare to ask your students what they want to talk about regarding Michael Brown’s death, the roots of this tragedy, and how they can stand up to racial injustice
This Writer Brings the World to Your Classroom. She Wants Your Students to Understand the Everyday Struggles and Courage of Ordinary People.
Oct 13, 2015
- Welcome to the world of Cleary Vaughan-Lee and Global Oneness Project, whose films, photography essays, stories, and lessons immerse you into the extraordinary lives of your global neighbors.
Visual Learning: What's the Buzz?
by Cara ThompsonOct 13, 2015
- This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about the importance of honey bees and the effects of commercial pesticide-use on colony health.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing FongJun 01, 2015
- Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
SPENT: An Online Game to Understand Poverty
by Jing FongMay 31, 2015
- If you don’t understand the feeling of trying to survive poverty, you will after playing SPENT.
Learning That Matters
by Jing FongApr 17, 2015
- Describe a teacher or a classroom experience that helped make learning joyful and meaningful for you. Conversely, what message do you have for teachers and administrators who make learning tedious, even painful? How could they make learning more interesting and inspiring?
Letting Go of Worry
by Jing FongApr 16, 2015
- What is one worry you’d like to throw away? What would you replace your worry with, and what would you—and possibly those around you— gain by not having that worry in your life?
by Jing FongApr 15, 2015
- What are some ways—digital or otherwise—that you get strength and support to fight world suck with awesome?
by Jing FongApr 14, 2015
- Do teachers and administrators at your school discipline students with dignity? Or with disrespect?
Support for Veterans
by Jing FongApr 13, 2015
- Whether or not you agree with war, how might you welcome a war veteran home and support his return to community life?
by Jing FongApr 12, 2015
- If you simplified your life, what things would you get rid of or use less?
Genetically Modified Food
by Jing FongApr 11, 2015
- Do genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food concern you?
Seeing the Unseen
by Jing FongApr 10, 2015
- What would happen if you deliberately spoke to or smiled at people you might usually ignore- cashiers, the homeless, or someone of a different ethnicity?
Your Dream House
by Jing FongApr 09, 2015
- If you could design your dream house, what would it look like?