After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
Fresh and Fly: Denver Rapper Teaches Kids to Be Gardeners Not Gangstas
by DJ CavemJan 28, 2014
- For Ietef "DJ Cavem" Vita, HIP HOP is not just a form of music, it's a way of life—one he's using to teach kids about cultivating the earth and eating fresh veggies.
Art for the Sky
by Daniel DancerNov 18, 2013
- Daniel Dancer's Art For the Sky is a unique, team-building activity for schools and special events. These enchanting creations on acres of land are a whole-body way of stimulating imagination and understanding the interconnection of people and all life.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing FongNov 18, 2013
- This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
And the Next Day, I Teach
by Aletha FieldsOct 21, 2013
- What calls Aletha Fields, English teacher at Iroquois High School in Louisville, Kentucky, to continue to teach each and every day? Friends, family, mentors, students, faith, and care for one's self.
Fried Onions, Feather Beds, and Intro to Chinese
by Gia Rae Winsryg-UlmerApr 15, 2013
- Here's a typical day at Brooklyn Free School.
Free to Be Me
by Gia Rae Winsryg-UlmerApr 15, 2013
- Gia Rae Winsryg-Ulmer knew she found her place to teach when she walked through the doors of Brooklyn Free School three years ago. See how Gia and BFS honor children's rights to be themselves and become the happy, healthy, and independent thinking people they are meant to be.
Visual Learning: Out of Character
by Jing FongApr 15, 2013
- This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about the intersection of handwriting and digital typeface, and the fate of cursive writing around the world.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard SchiffmanMar 11, 2013
- Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
Animal Odd Couples
Dec 21, 2012
- Are animals capable of feeling emotions? PBS Nature shares evidence that humans are not the only ones on the planet who cares, loves, and empathizes. Meet five animal odd couples.
What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation
by Sarah van GelderNov 01, 2012
- It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?
The Power of Introverts
Oct 12, 2012
- Does society favor extroverts over introverts? In this TEDTalk, social psychologist Susan Cain takes us into an introvert's world, and shares why being quiet and contemplative should be acknowledged and celebrated.
Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern
by Susan LloydSep 17, 2012
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the foreclosure crisis in this country and what it might feel like to lose your home.
"Eating Together" Powerful Voice Winner Hanna Walker
by Hanna WalkerJun 12, 2012
- Hanna Walker is an eighth grade student at Cowles Montessori in Des Moines, Iowa. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Hanna's essay about how the dinner table brings together more than just people.
"Eating Together" High School Winner Clara Lincoln
by Clara LincolnJun 12, 2012
- Clara Lincoln is a high school student at Capital City Charter School in Washington, DC. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Clara's essay about the benefits of family dinners - no matter what form they take.
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