What makes us happy?
Fried Onions, Feather Beds, and Intro to Chinese
posted Apr 15, 2013
- Here's a typical day at Brooklyn Free School.
Visual Learning: Out of Character
posted Apr 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.
Free to Be Me
by Gia Rae Winsryg-Ulmerposted Apr 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. This is Gia's Story.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard Schiffmanposted Mar 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
posted 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 Gelderposted Nov 01, 2012
- It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?
The Power of Introverts
posted 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
posted Sep 17, 2012
- This Visual Learning activity will get students thinking about the foreclosure crisis in this country and what it might feel like to lose your home.
Spring 2012 College Winner Willis Reed
by Willis Reedposted Jun 12, 2012
- Willis Reed is a student at Edmonds Community College and a member of the King County Explorer Search and Rescue. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Willis's essay about brotherhood forged around the dinner table.
Spring 2012 Middle School Winner Kate LeBlanc
by Kate LeBlancposted Jun 12, 2012
- Kate LeBlanc is a seventh grade student at Metro Montessori Middle School in Portland, Oregon. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Kate's essay about lessons learned at the table.
Spring 2012 Powerful Voice Winner Hanna Walker
by Hanna Walkerposted Jun 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.
Spring 2012 High School Winner Clara Lincoln
by Clara Lincolnposted Jun 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.
Author Response to Spring 2012 Essay Winners
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Jun 12, 2012
- Katherine Gustafson, author of YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With," responds to the winners of the Spring 2012 writing competition.
Smart Like You
posted Mar 14, 2012
- Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan learns the value of a good education, the importance of Seinfeld, and most of all, how to be a good teacher.
Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal
posted Jan 30, 2012
- On February 1, 2012 Teacher Activist Groups launched a month of solidarity teach-ins in support of Tucson's Mexican American Studies (MAS) program. On the No History is Illegal website they offer a guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students.