Happiness

Facing the Future
by Jing Fong
Here is a range of lessons from Facing the Future for grades K-12, including some projects for university level students.
Nurturing Creative Thinkers
by Jing Fong
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.
5 Benefits of Common Security Clubs
by Chuck Collins
What can local clubs do about a global financial meltdown? A lot, it turns out.
Bamboo Bikes
The Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches students to build their own bamboo bicycles in one weekend. Workshop proceeds help finance bamboo bike factories in Ghana, Kenya, and Ecuador.
In Search of Care :: International Adventures in Public Health
by Michael Fox
Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.
Reinvent Yourself, Reinvent the World
by Sarah van Gelder
Editor's introduction to Learn as You Go, the Fall 2009 issue of YES!
Take Back Your Education
by John Taylor Gatto
More and more people are waking up to the mismatch between what is taught in schools and what we need to know. What can you do about it?
Visual Learning: Art Cars at Burning Man
by Alyssa Austin
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages.
Connect and Engage: Education for the Mind & Soul
by Jing Fong
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.
Elizabeth Gilbert on the Genius in Us All
Elizabeth Gilbert discusses our impossible expectations of artists and geniuses suggesting that maybe there is a little genius in us all. It's a funny, personal, and surprisingly moving talk.
Starting with Place: Molokai Students Re-Define their Education
by Vicki Newberry
Head of School and teacher Vicki Newberry brought a place-based curriculum to her independent middle school in Molokai, Hawaii. Now Aka`ula School students thrive as they research and create positive solutions for environmental issues affecting their own community.
The Economics of Happiness
by Saamah Abdallah
In France, a ground-breaking commission of leading economists suggests that nations look beyond GDP.
Nowtopia
by Laura Kaliebe
Review of Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future—Today!
Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Rev. Lennox Yearwood
To honor the victims of September 11, 2001, urban communities involved in the green jobs movement spent the anniversary of the attacks building stronger communities through service.
Journey to Midway
by Brooke Jarvis
Follow the journey of five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, to Midway to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.