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Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia
You’ve probably taught a student with dyslexia—and were perplexed on how to help. This film shows successful adults who see their dyslexia as a unique gift.
Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite! Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite!
Visual thinking specialist Sunni Brown will convince you that doodling boosts comprehension and creativity. So, step away from the doodler!
Tales of a Beginning Teacher Tales of a Beginning Teacher
by Brendan Clarke
Brendan Clarke reflects on his first day of teaching, and why he left the classroom to rebuild our connection with the natural world.
Curriculum & Resources: Poetry and Humane Education Curriculum & Resources: Poetry and Humane Education
Poets.org has poems galore for the poetry lover and tips to coax the reluctant teen to try a poem or two. TeachKind's free resources teach students how to respect and co-exist with animals in their communities.
Words Words
Radiolab and NPR’s brilliant video is a clever choreography of a play on words, and a moving tribute to being alive.
Curriculum & Resources: Individual and Community Resilience Curriculum & Resources: Individual and Community Resilience
What makes teenage brains unique? What happens when people from all walks of life play an alternate reality game to create a better future? Lesson plans from Inside the Teenage Brain and World Without Oil.
Words That Inspire: Yes Words That Inspire: Yes
by Charles John Pace
Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
Curriculum and Resources: Americans Who Tell the Truth Curriculum and Resources: Americans Who Tell the Truth
Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.
2009 Brower Youth Awards 2009 Brower Youth Awards
Earth Institute's Brower Awards annually recognize young people who create a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact. Meet this year's outstanding recipients.
Curriculum and Resources: Service-Learning and Life Philosophies Curriculum and Resources: Service-Learning and Life Philosophies
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."
Curriculum and Resources: Facing the Future Curriculum and Resources: Facing the Future
Here is a range of lessons from Facing the Future for grades K-12, including some projects for university level students.
Nurturing Creative Thinkers Nurturing Creative Thinkers
In this entertaining talk, Sir Ken Robinson asserts that to get the best out of people, schools need to nurture creative thinkers rather than good workers.
Bringing Power Home Bringing Power Home
Be inspired by Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba. After being forced to drop out of school, William teaches himself how to build a windmill to bring power to his village.
Rethinking Schools Rethinking Schools
Like YES! Magazine, Rethinking Schools strives to be both visionary and practical. We are delighted to share three of many lesson plans from Rethinking Schools that get to the heart of a real-world education.
Connect and Engage: Education for the Mind & Soul Connect and Engage: Education for the Mind & Soul
Here's a resource to connect your students' learning with their local community, culture, and environment. Also learn how knowing yourself can translate to being an even better teacher.
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