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Sir Ken on Changing Paradigms
posted 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
posted Feb 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.
Exemplary Essay on "Life's Best Lessons Are Outside the Classroom"
by Peter Hasleposted Feb 06, 2011
- Peter Hasle, a student at Shoreline Community College in north Seattle, Washington, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom" by Daniel Fireside. Read Peter's essay on how he took back his education.
Want Successful Students? Meet the Parents
by Girlie Formanposted Dec 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
posted Dec 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.
Curriculum & Resources: Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
posted Dec 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!
posted 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.
Exemplary Essay on "Christmas with No Presents?"
by Ragan Foleyposted Oct 14, 2010
- Ragan Foley, a student at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Christmas with No Presents?" by Colin Beavan. Read Ragan's essay on how she realized she could "go green."
Words that Inspire: Stories that Light Up the Dark
by Sanjay Khannaposted Oct 13, 2010
- The Experiences of Our Ancestors Offer Us Wisdom for Surviving Today's Crises. By: Sanjay Khanna
Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob
posted Oct 13, 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 simplicity.
What Teachers Make
posted 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
posted 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 Contrerasposted May 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
posted Apr 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 Davisposted Mar 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.