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Empowerment in the Classroom Empowerment in the Classroom
by Yana Kunichoff
How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn.
Book Review: Urban Homesteading Book Review: Urban Homesteading
by Oliver Lazenby
Heirloom skills for sustainable living.
Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World
by Madhu Suri Prakash
While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s
by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
My son was not like other kids. But he taught me to drop my expectations about what life and parenting are all about.
Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong
Does Occupy Wall Street highlight the failures of traditional Econ 101? These economists think so.
Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia
You’ve probably taught a student with dyslexia—and were perplexed on how to help. This film shows successful adults who see their dyslexia as a unique gift.
Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite! Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite!
Visual thinking specialist Sunni Brown will convince you that doodling boosts comprehension and creativity. So, step away from the doodler!
Emotional Learning Brings Real Hope to Schools Emotional Learning Brings Real Hope to Schools
by Katherine Gustafson
A little-known movement helps kids understand the connection between the brain and heart, and improve their behavior (and test scores) too.
Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change
by Marc Freedman
Boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
There’s nothing like a college drop-out telling tales of getting fired and being diagnosed for cancer to fire up your students—and you—to pursue their passions. Especially when the speaker is the late Steve Jobs.
The Resilient Library The Resilient Library
by Cat Johnson
Even in a time when libraries are facing steep cuts, we’re using them more than ever—in more ways than ever.
7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet 7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance
by Vincent Harding
The civil rights leader’s reflections on his 80th birthday.
At Home with W.S. Merwin At Home with W.S. Merwin
The U.S. Poet Laureate on learning from Ezra Pound, and why his plot of indigenous Hawaiian rainforest inspires his poetry today.
School of Second Chances School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
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