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HAPPINESS

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Quote :: Wendell Berry Quote :: Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
"A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes."
Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone
Imagine a food system that delivers fresh, organic food to everybody. Can't be done in a world of industrial food? We say it can, and it must, especially in these economic hard times. Here's how…
Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book
This photo-essay features images from William Cleveland's book Art and Upheaval. The book tells remarkable stories about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.
The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer
America's young farmers show promising signs of an agricultural revival.
Changing the World: One Story at a Time     Changing the World: One Story at a Time
by Anna Unkovich
For former teacher and Chicken Soup for the Classroom co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom. Learn how she discovered the value of sharing stories.
Connect and Engage: Making History Connect and Engage: Making History
To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project
Take your students on a journey of self-discovery that will ultimately lead them to understanding not only what is happiness for themselves, but also what is happiness for others. Each door represents a facet of your path to happiness, and hosts a multimedia array of interviews, photos, films, questionnaires, and activities.
Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan
by Colin Beavan, Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman talks with Colin Beavan on Democracy Now. “And finally, on this Christmas Eve, I’m joined by a man who makes a compelling environmental case for a non-consumptive Christmas. Colin Beavan is also known as the No Impact Man. Beavan, along with his wife, their two-year-old daughter and dog, spent a year attempting to minimize their ecological footprint while continuing to live in the heart of New York City.”
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Health Care By and For the People Health Care By and For the People
by Sarah van Gelder
The Obama transition team is asking you to help create a new health care policy. Really. This may be more important than it sounds. The key dividing lines over how to fix our country's broken health care system are becoming clear.
Three Cups of Tea Three Cups of Tea
In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, take you on a journey that begins with a climber’s failed attempt to scale Pakistan’s K2 and follows with his repaying a poor Pakistani village that nursed him back to health by building them a school.
Happy Teachers :: Reader Comments Happy Teachers :: Reader Comments
The Winter 2009 issue of YES! investigates how to be happy … sustainably. We asked you about happiness in the classroom and beyond. Here is what your colleagues say.
Free Hugs Campaign Free Hugs Campaign
Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Free Hugs is the real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to put a smile on their face.
Finding Happiness Beyond the Classroom Finding Happiness Beyond the Classroom
by Chris Goodman
At 19, Chris Goodman has worked in the field of education for six years, beginning as a math tutor. Today, he helps inspire students in Baltimore to fight for their rights. Here, he encourages teachers to join their students in campaigning for quality education.
Connect and Engage: Happiness Connect and Engage: Happiness
These two top-notch resources offer opportunities for you and your students to truly understand the benefits of giving, and the strengths and virtues that make people and communities thrive.
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