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Summer 2012 :: Greatest Hits  

Dear Educators,

We pay close attention to the newsletter features you do—and don’t—like. Below you’ll find the “greatest hits” from the past school year, including our six most-read items (denoted by ). Enjoy reconnecting with popular lesson plans, articles, posters, and other classroom resources.

We now have winners for our Spring 2012 student writing competition on the value of family dinners. Read the wining essays here, and plan to join our Fall 2012 student writing competition—details provided in August.

You have my gratitude for the dedication and smarts you bring to your students and your profession. Enjoy your summer!

Jing FongBest,
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Happiness   Happiness

How do we dream big and create a happy life—especially during tough economic times? Your favorite resources help students map out their happiness paths and give recipes to keep you healthy with natural cures.

Peace and Justice   Peace & Justice

How do we build a just world? Using no-kidding graphs, eye-opening videos, and personal stories, these resources open your students’ eyes to injustice and show them ways to take action.

Sustainability   Sustainability

Sustainability not only embraces and protects the natural world, but also human well-being and equitable economies. Popular posters and curriculum give you tips and service-learning opportunities that take care of you, your community, and the planet.

Teaching Outside The Box   Teaching Outside The Box

Check out this year’s favorite classroom tools that encourage critical thinking and help your students thrive by discovering how they learn best.

Your Stories   Your Stories

Whether you are a first-time teacher or an experienced educator, Your Stories illustrates the extraordinary lessons that take place in and out of the classroom.

National Student Writing Competition   Spring 2012 National Student Writing Competition

Winners of Spring 2012 National Student Writing Competition. From left: Willis Reed, Kate LeBlanc, Hanna Walker, and Clara LincolnWe’re delighted to feature four winning essays from our spring competition. Participants read and responded to the YES! article, “You Are Who You Eat With” answering the question, “Does it matter who you eat with and how often you eat together?” Congratulations to our essay winners, and a big thank you to all writers who submitted an essay.

Even the Biggest Thinkers Appreciate Some New Ideas.

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