Sir Ken on Changing Paradigms
Feb 09, 2011
- Sir Ken Robinson does it again! In this brilliant RSA Animate video, the creativity expert uncovers the link between drop-out rates, dwindling support of the arts, and ADHD.
Words That Inspire: It Couldn’t Be Done
by Jing FongFeb 06, 2011
- There are few things that motivate young people more than to be told that something can’t be done. High school student Ashe Jaafaru reads "It Couldn't Be Done", a poem by Edgar Albert Guest.
Want Successful Students? Meet the Parents
by Girlie FormanDec 22, 2010
- Girlie Forman shares her personal experience, her sense of humor, and food to connect with her high school students—and their families.
YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories
by Jing FongDec 22, 2010
- Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.
Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
by Jing FongDec 22, 2010
- Two resources that explore how to get boys to be lifelong readers and where our food comes from.
Bring on the Learning Revolution!
Oct 15, 2010
- In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.
Words that Inspire: Stories that Light Up the Dark
by Sanjay KhannaOct 13, 2010
- The Experiences of Our Ancestors Offer Us Wisdom for Surviving Today's Crises. By: Sanjay Khanna
What Teachers Make
Aug 01, 2010
- Former teacher and poetry slam artist Taylor Mali speaks his mind (and makes no apologies) in response to this double-edged question.
Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes
Jun 04, 2010
- A group of East Bay middle and high school students from Berkeley's Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) chose environmental heroes and each created their own unique artistic portraits.
¡Hola! The Future Is Now
by Michelle ContrerasMay 05, 2010
- First grade teacher Michelle Contreras uses two-way Spanish immersion and touch therapy to connect with her students.
Visual Learning: Happiness Is Where You Find It
by Jing FongApr 28, 2010
- With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about happiness.
Why Race Has Everything To Do With Who and How I Teach
by Walter DavisMar 26, 2010
- At Rising S.T.A.R.S. Male Academy in urban Atlanta, Walter Davis uses "real talk" and literature to teach middle school boys of color how to be excellent students and emerge as successful young men.
YES! Recommends: No Impact Project
by Jing FongJan 25, 2010
- No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The recently launched No Impact Curriculum brings the lessons learned from this year-long journey to your classroom.
Discovering the Beauty of Teenagers
by John HasynDec 23, 2009
- We tend to be afraid of those who are different from us. For John Hasyn, it was teenagers. Despite his feelings of intimidation, the Canadian-based photographer chose to work full-on with Inuit youth in Nunavut. What he discovered changed his perspective forever.
Service-Learning and Life Philosophies
by Jing FongOct 30, 2009
- Here are two dynamic organizations that offer your students opportunities and engaging resources to express and act on what they believe. Encourage your students to take on a service-learning project or submit a personal essay to "This I Believe."
What makes us happy?