Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write about something meaningful and for a bigger audience beyond the classroom.
Since 2011, the Academy for the Love of Learning has used story and art to help strengthen relationships and understanding in Santa Fe classrooms. Now, it’s ready to share its El Otro Lado curriculum with the rest of the country.
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about solar power and unbelievable inventions.
Like any skill, kindness takes practice. Teach kindness and other social-emotional skills with these outstanding free resources from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
Young people across the country are pouring into the streets to protest for social justice. But to create real change, students need to know what comes next.
Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
Is not voting a responsible option in a presidential election? Weigh in with your argument.
Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Read Red's essay, Your Voice, Your Vote," about how a vote isn't just for a person, but also for an idea, a policy, and, even, your integrity.
Read Catherine's essay, "Make a Choice," about how time and time again voters have proven that when we make the choice to vote, we give ourselves the power to change the nation.
Read Ben's essay, "The Voting Superhero," about how we may not be able to fly or have an arsenal of high-tech crime-fighting tools, but we do have the power to vote.
Read Tyler's essay, "With Great Asians Comes Great Responsibility," about how some of the same people who urge us to vote are the same people who neglect what should be their real responsibility—caring about people on the margins.
Read Norbu's essay, "A Voice for the Voiceless," about how his father's treacherous escape from Tibet to America in 1949 shaped his appreciation for the rights—like voting— that Americans have today.
We received many outstanding essays for the Fall 2016 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.