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This Is What Happened When Scholastic Tried to Bring Pro-Coal Propaganda to School
by Bill Bigelowposted Mar 06, 2014
- “The United States of Energy” was a colorful series of lessons on the advantages of coal, aimed at 4th-graders—and sponsored by Big Coal. Here’s how educators and activists worked together to get it out of classrooms.
The Radical Homemaker Turns 40
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 04, 2014
- I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 21, 2014
- For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are bursting the bubble test, getting culturally relevant, and restoring justice to the classroom.
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
by Fania Davisposted Feb 19, 2014
- As executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Fania Davis sees programs like hers as part of the way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Less “Big Bang Theory,” More Dana Scully: What It's Going to Take to Lead More Girls Into Science
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Dec 24, 2013
- Only 25 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. YouTube science sensation Emily Graslie on how we can inspire them with better-quality pop-culture role models.
6 Habits of Highly Grateful People
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Dec 23, 2013
- Wearing yourself down with worry? It’s time to thank outside the box.
This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table
by YES! online staffposted Dec 20, 2013
- In the spirit of the season, Reverend James Forbes shows us how compassion at the dinner table can bring people from all walks of life together—and reminds us that our work isn't done until that happens.
Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 01, 2013
- Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
Kids Can Teach Themselves
posted Oct 21, 2013
- In this TED Talk, 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra believes that a child-driven education is the best way for kids to learn. Mitra shares his findings from his Granny Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects.
Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free
by Chris Francisposted May 20, 2013
- Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”
What Our Kids Can Teach Us About Trying Over
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 15, 2013
- Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.
Shooting Stars and Living Spirit
by Roberto Vargasposted Feb 01, 2013
Language and Metaphors for a New Cosmology
by Tim Foxposted Feb 01, 2013
You Are Where You Live
by Susan Griffinposted Jan 30, 2013
- How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.
6 Habits of Highly Empathetic People
by Roman Krznaricposted Jan 10, 2013
- According to new research, empathy is a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives. But what is empathy? And how can you expand your own empathetic potential?