Category Archives: Education

Pam Moran: Let’s Bring Back Environmental Education

My lifelong mentor and world renowned environmental educator, Bill Hammond, taught me that if I was gonna be against something, then I had to decide what I was  for and fight for that! Being for something makes you really think about your … Continue reading

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Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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The Public School Challenge of Unschooling

I spent 24 years in various roles in public education. I believed in what I was doing. I learned about being a teacher by being a teacher, not going to “teacher school”. I learned it from mentors who saw in … Continue reading

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Four Circles Learning Supports Reading with Matching Funds

Four Circles Learning is putting its money where its mission is… helping people learn to love learning – and this time it’s for kids. Kids need books – good books – to read so they learn to love reading, and … Continue reading

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Skill Builder: Google a Day Puzzle

OK – I’m a little behind the curve on this one, but I’ve recently discovered “Google a Day” – a daily puzzle to help sharpen your search skills. They pose a question on agoogleaday.com that you have to research and … Continue reading

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Active Learning – Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner discusses how kids learn and what education should be like…including Multiple entry points Active learning Public display of learning What do you think?

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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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