Monthly Archives: March 2011

Students as Independent Learners. Really?

This NY Times opinion piece about students in the Independent Project at a Massachusetts high school is inspiring and an example of what can happen when students are given more control over their own education and learning. The project is … Continue reading

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Become a Natural Teacher

DID YOU KNOW? Children’s classroom behavior is better if they have recess School gardens positively impact children’s learning and behavior Natural views from high school positively impact students’ academic achievement and behavior I’ve posted a lot here lately about the … Continue reading

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Inspiring Wonder…

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods talks about the importance of allowing our children to have opportunities to develop their senses of wonder…

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March 9 – Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

It’s World Read-Aloud Day – a day to celebrate reading and combat illiteracy by reading a favorite book, poem, story, article, anything aloud to someone else. The day is sponsored by LitWorld, a NY-based literacy organization. The goal is to … Continue reading

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Nature: The Rx for Healthy Kids and Schools

NPR aired a Living on Earth interview with Dr. Charles Owyang of San Fransisco today.  He talked about how he and other physicians have started to prescribe nature to children and their families to help them become healthier. Yes, Nature … Continue reading

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