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Teacher Resources: Climate Justice, Syrian Refugee Crisis
The May 2017 newsletter focuses on the spring 2017 issue “Why Science Can’t Be Silent.” Newsletter features include an interactive game that puts students in the shoes of Syrian refugees crossing the Aegean Sea toward a new life, an interview with two Portland educators dedicated to empowering young people to fight for climate justice, and a story on how horses can better the lives of foster kids.
Teacher Resources: Standing Rock, Unsung Heroes & Activists
The February 2017 newsletter explores our winter 2017 issue "50 Solutions"—doable solutions from activists, students, scientists, and ordinary can-do people like you. In this newsletter, we share a story on how a teacher and her students learned what’s truly at stake at Standing Rock, a lesson where students "meet" historic activists and learn their strategies, and a video about a teacher who has a custom good morning-handshake for each student.
Teacher Resources: 5 Reasons to Vote, Being Transgender
The October 2016 newsletter supports our summer 2016 issue “Gender Justice” and our fall 2017 issue “Welcome to the Gig Economy.” In this newsletter, you’ll learn about “El Otro Lado,” a powerful bilingual curriculum that uses story and the arts to help students and teachers understand one another. You’ll also find a young man’s soul-shattering reading of what it feels like to be transgender, infographics on the shift toward non-traditional jobs and why Congress doesn’t reflect the nation’s overall demographics.
2016 Greatest Hits: Most Popular YES! Education Resources
We pay close attention to the newsletter features you do—and don’t—like. Below you’ll find the “greatest hits” from the past school year, including our 10 most-read items, to help you plan for the upcoming school year.
Teacher Resources: Carbon Footprint, Immigrant Students
The April 2016 newsletter looks at our spring 2016 YES! Magazine issue, "Life After Oil." In this newsletter we explore how to live more regionally by calculating our carbon footprint, the surprising ways we consume oil every day, and how rural Kenyans cut carbon by switching to solar lanterns.
Teacher Resources: Refugee Crisis, Tidying Magic
The February 2016 newsletter focuses on how we can create a culture of good health, based off YES! Magazine's winter 2016 issue "Good Health." This newsletter offers a youth mentor’s story on helping his male students reclaim the best versions of who they are. You’ll find an interactive map that explains in simple terms the many definitions of gender, lessons on empathy and the Middle Eastern refugee migration, and a snappy MTV video on common phrases with racist origins.
Teaching Black Lives Matter :: Seat-of-Your-Pants Exploration
The October 2015 newsletter features stories and curricula supporting themes from our summer 2016 issue on the Black Lives Matter movement and fall 2016's The Debt Issue. In the newsletter, we share a science teacher’s story on seat-of-your-pants exploration of ocean to mountains, an infographic on the economic damage to Black America stemming from 267 years of slavery, and a video on ageing gracefully from advisers ranging in age from 7 to 93.
2015 Greatest Hits: Most Popular YES! Education Resources
We pay close attention to the newsletter features you do—and don’t—like. Below you’ll find the “greatest hits” from the past school year, including our 10 most-read items, to help you plan for the upcoming school year.
Ecological Footprint Quiz :: How to Grow Good Dirt
The April 2015 newsletter supports our spring 2015 issue, "Together, With Earth." In this newsletter a biology teacher shares how her urban school’s butterfly nursery transformed her ballet students into earth heroes, an ecological footprint quiz will divulge how many planets it takes to support your students’ lifestyles, and we offer tips on how to grow good dirt for your veggie garden.
Transportation for a New Generation :: Mindfulness Practice
The February 2015 newsletter offers stories from our winter 2015 issue, Cities Are Now, about cities taking action on big challenges like poverty, climate change, and immigration. In this newsletter, a college professor shares how teaching her students to practice awareness honors the memory of four slain Kent State students, an infographic explores transportation for a new generation, and a video shares the magic of high school freshman students writing a 10-page letter to themselves and getting it back 20 years later.
Understanding Poverty :: College That's Free
The October 2014 newsletter features articles from the "End of Poverty" issue of YES! Magazine, plus a teacher's story on how parent-teacher home visits create powerful partnerships, an online game that simulates daily decisions faced by those struggling with poverty, and a slam poet/teacher's TED Talk on the danger of being silent.
2014 Greatest Hits :: Most Popular YES! Education Resources
We pay close attention to the newsletter features you do—and don’t—like. Below you’ll find the “greatest hits” from the past school year, including our six most-read items. Enjoy reconnecting with popular lesson plans, articles, posters, and other classroom resources as you make plans for the upcoming school year.
Colbert's Common Core :: What's Worth Saving
The April 2014 newsletter features the winners of the Winter 2014 Writing Contest, a teacher's story about overcoming creative insecurities, Colbert's take on the Common Core, and thought-provoking resources from IDEA and Rethinking Schools.
Failing Schools Myth :: Your Belly Button Bacteria
The March 2014 newsletter features fantastic articles from the new "Education Uprising" issue of YES! as well as writing workshop curriculum that sparks conversations about “who I am,” a slam poet’s video on English Language Learner (ELL) students, and an Atlanta teacher’s story of how race affects the way he teaches.
Healing Power of Food :: Questions We Love
The February 2014 Education Connection Newsletter features a food literacy quiz, a poster on what eight healthy diets have in common (besides kale!), and a lesson plan on why women's stories matter. Also, YES! Magazine articles on the healing qualities of dirt and why fermented foods are good for your health.