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REAL Heroes for Your Students :: Teaching Teens Empathy
Heroes are celebrated in this newsletter that features Americans Who Tell the Truth, a collection of 170 portraits and quotes, plus curriculum, on people who have stood up for what they believe in. Resources on maps that stretch the mind and a story from a teacher who used poetry to help students transform ignorance into empathy.
Understanding Students with Dyslexia :: Doodling Boosts Learning
Does the curriculum you teach embody transformative teaching and learning? Creative Change Educational Solutions lesson plans and systems approach to sustainable education are highlighted in this newsletter. Recommended films and websites help you understand the school experiences of students with dyslexia. Also, the benefits of doodling—boosting creative thinking and learning—are revealed.
Occupy Wall Street :: Staying Positive in Wisconsin
Do you and your students look to the future with scrunched eyebrows or unbridled hope? The fall newsletter features the Legacy Project’s resources to help your students dream big. A Wisconsin teacher shares how she and her colleagues try to stay positive in the wake of Governor Walker’s budget hacking. Plus, resources on Occupy Wall Street.
Tales of a Beginning Teacher :: Prison Food vs. School Lunches
Spotlight is on resources from YES! Magazine’s “Beyond Prisons” issue and the fresh, forward-thinking nonprofit education group IDEA. Plus, your students can compare their cafeteria food to typical jail cuisine.
2011 Greatest Hits :: Most popular YES! education resources
We pay close attention to what newsletter features you like (and don’t). In this special edition, you’ll find the most read items—our “greatest hits” from the past year. Rediscover popular lesson plans, posters, and other classroom resources
Sleep. Who Needs It? :: The Ethics of Hunting
Do you rely on caffeine to get you through the day? National Institutes of Health sleep lessons inform you and your students on the importance of sleep. Heifer International, Pollinator Partnership, and other YES! resources explore animals' influential role in human and Earth's survival. Get inspiration from handpicked videos and stories, too.
Lessons for a compassionate co-existence with animals
What would your students do for the animals they love? Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots, TeachKind, and other YES! resources share ways to protect and respectfully coexist with animals in our ever-changing environment. Plus poetry, a story on human paintings (whats that?!), and video gems.
Raffi's Centre for Child Honouring :: Understanding Students with Asperger's
If we made children our top priority, would we create a better world? Voices [Education Project], Harvard Family Research Project, and other YES! contributors share resources exploring how families and schools can work together for student happiness and success.
Getting Boys to Read, What Makes Students Successful?
Curriculum from the Tell Me Your Stories project. Also, our latest exemplary essay, resources from Guys Read and Nourish, and our visual learning, and classroom tools departments.
Go Green! Go Simple! Preparing your students for an uncertain world
People across the country are making adjustments to protect themselves from potential crises—in this case, water, oil, food—and, simply, to live better. You can use these resources to inspire your students to build their own and their community’s resilience.
Lessons to Celebrate and Protect Clean, Fresh Water
In the heat of summer, we especially appreciate the gift of water to nourish our gardens, to cool us off, to quench our thirst. With water shortages looming, many citizens are taking action to conserve water—from setting up gray water systems to using water-efficient showerheads.
YES! Education Greatest Hits: Most Popular Resources of the School Year
We pay close attention to what newsletter features you like (and don’t). In this special edition, you’ll find the most read items—our “greatest hits” from the past year. Rediscover popular lesson plans, posters, and other classroom resources.
Teaching About Race with the Zinn Education Project
Powerful and practical ways to bring outside learning inside your classroom, featuring curriculum resources from the Zinn Education Project. Also, census teaching resources, visual learning, and new posters.
(Multiracial) America the Beautiful: Resources for Understanding Our New Identity
The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative confronts your attitudes about race and privilege. A middle school teacher from urban Atlanta shares why race has everything to do with who and how he teaches. YES! classroom tools and more on creating inclusive communities.
Great Lessons on Green Schools and Low Impact Living
In this newsletter you’ll find the story of a family with a remarkable resolution. For one year, “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan and his family tried to uplug, produce no trash, and buy nothing. We are excited to share the newly released No Impact Project Curriculum to get your students thinking about the effects of ordinary actions on the environment.