Oct 06, 2009
- 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 FoxSep 29, 2009
- 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 GelderSep 28, 2009
- Editor's introduction to Learn as You Go, the Fall 2009 issue of YES!
Take Back Your Education
by John Taylor GattoSep 28, 2009
- 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 AustinSep 22, 2009
- 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 FongSep 22, 2009
- 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
Sep 22, 2009
- 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 NewberrySep 22, 2009
- 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 AbdallahSep 21, 2009
- In France, a ground-breaking commission of leading economists suggests that nations look beyond GDP.
by Laura KaliebeSep 18, 2009
- 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 YearwoodSep 17, 2009
- 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 JarvisSep 16, 2009
- 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.
A Lifelong Search for Real Education
by Julia PutnamSep 09, 2009
- Grace Lee and Jimmy Boggs brought people together to rebuild inner-city Detroit and to teach the things you can’t learn in a classroom. At 94, Grace is still at it.
What Draft Horses Teach College Students
by Sean RoseSep 09, 2009
- The students at Sterling College learn from demanding teachers—like a stubborn, 2,000-pound draft horse or the campus cows.
Trade Your Job
by Valerie SaturenSep 09, 2009
- The old apprenticeship model of learning by doing gets new life as people who’ve been left out of the job market train to meet the growing demand for green-collar workers.