Education Newsletters

Thematic online newsletter with smart, captivating, ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom tools, stories, and more.

March 2010 Newsletter Snapshot



Subscribe NOW

or browse back issues of our newsletter below.

YES! Education Greatest Hits: Most Popular Resources of the School Year
We pay close attention to what newsletter features you like (and don’t). In this special edition, you’ll find the most read items—our “greatest hits” from the past year. Rediscover popular lesson plans, posters, and other classroom resources.
Teaching About Race with the Zinn Education Project
Powerful and practical ways to bring outside learning inside your classroom, featuring curriculum resources from the Zinn Education Project. Also, census teaching resources, visual learning, and new posters.
(Multiracial) America the Beautiful: Resources for Understanding Our New Identity
The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative confronts your attitudes about race and privilege. A middle school teacher from urban Atlanta shares why race has everything to do with who and how he teaches. YES! classroom tools and more on creating inclusive communities.
Great Lessons on Green Schools and Low Impact Living
In this newsletter you’ll find the story of a family with a remarkable resolution. For one year, “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan and his family tried to uplug, produce no trash, and buy nothing. We are excited to share the newly released No Impact Project Curriculum to get your students thinking about the effects of ordinary actions on the environment.
How to Be a Climate Hero: Small Steps to Living Differently‏
With the help of Annie Leonard’s compelling Story of Stuff Project and other inspiring YES! resources, take yourself and and your students to the next level by looking at small steps to living differently.
Teaching What Matters: Preparing Your Students for the Real World
Service-learning projects and climate action resources from Facing the Future. What is a free school? YES! classroom tools for DIY Learning, things educated people really should know, and introducing the YES! Exemplary Essay Project.
Tools for Teaching Beyond the Classroom
Rethinking Schools lesson plan essays on democracy and real-world issues. Molokai students learn and earn community and self respect for tackling local environmental issues. Parker Palmer connects classroom teaching and inner life.
Make Sense of Today's Economy
Great classroom tools to help your students understand the roots of the current crisis and the economic divide. Includes curriculum from United for a Fair Economy.
Reconnecting Schools to Real Food
Where does your food come from? Teaching tools from Sustainable Table, Sea Food Watch, and Chris Jordan.
Food for Everyone
No food allowed in the classroom? Change that with resources designed to help students learn about the connection between food, environment and the economy.
Happy Teachers, Happy Students?
7 Doors to Happiness, lesson plans beyond the inauguration, sweet and fair Valentine's Day.
Sustainable Happiness
Take the happiness quiz , and read stories of about joy in surprising places: among teenagers, in a city-wide pillowfight and even at a Christmas with no presents.
Conversations of Courage
YES! for Teachers and Students features classroom materials to cross the divide. Mix It Up in the lunchroom, talk to someone who is different from you, speak up. Also... discover the beauty of teenagers.
Voting For Change
Project VoteSmart, lesson plans to analyze political cartoons, and Debate Watching 101 from League of Women Voters. Meet musicians who vote with their heart, and two young women whose hearts led them to civic engagement.
Food Crisis? Teach Fair Trade
Can there be food and water for all? Read about third graders who chose to eat local food, find lesson plans on Fair Trade chocolate, bananas, and coffee, and the Global Water Supply curriculum.