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Posts from the ‘Ideas’ Category

New Webinar Announced: “Young Adults as Change Agents”

Our first webinar of 2014 will be "Young Adults as Change Agents" presented by Dave Bauer, organizer of the Young Adults Environmental Leadership Program (YAELP).

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Sign Up for Free Webinars

Green Teacher hosts plenty of free webinars that educators of all stripes are welcome to participate in.

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World as ‘Lasting Storm’: Educating for Disaster Risk Reduction

Now recognized globally as an important and urgent educational focus, here is a framework and 6 activities to enable you to educate for disaster risk reduction
By David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa
Read the full article from Green Teacher's Summer 2013 issue.

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Connecting With Bugs

Use children's natural curiosity about insects to ignite a passion for science and the natural world. By John Guyton and Lois Connington.
Read the full article from Green Teacher's Summer 2013 issue.

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Climbing Trees

Examining the benefits and what is needed in order to establish a climbing program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Visualizing More Sustainable Futures

Contemporary education ignores the future but sustainability education requires it. Here’s a compelling rationale and some activities that will help young people think more critically and creatively about the future.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Two-Eyed Seeing As a Way of Knowing

Two-Eyed Seeing (also known as integrative science, native science, and ecological metissage) is a term describing a way of understanding the world from two cultural perspectives – Western scientific knowledge and native science.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Going off-ramp: A car trip reduction plan for schools

Any school group can use the off ramp framework to develop car trip reduction strategies suited to their community. The following are guidelines for planning and implementing a successful program. Excerpted from the book "Teaching About Climate Change"

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Stop the E-Waste Crisis: Engaging the Technological Generation

An introduction to the topic of electronic waste, created by technological obsolescence. A condensed 90-minute lesson plan on e-waste for grades 7 - 12 uses multiple media to analyze the e-waste crisis from the perspectives of environmental justice, toxicology, civic engagement and ‘green’ chemistry.

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Brain-compatible learning

Neuroscientists are mapping the pathways between body and brain, providing tangible evidence of the benefits of hands-on, experiential learning.
FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2001 ISSUE

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Birdathons: Counting for conservation

By organizing a bird count as a class or club project, you will not only raise students' awareness of migratory bird conservation but may also be able to raise money for school environmental projects.

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Remystifying the city

Reawakening the sense of wonder in our own backyards
FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SUMMER 1997 ISSUE

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The Mathematics of Trash

Multiplication and graphing exercises for upper elementary students which demonstrate the magnitude of waste produced by modern society.

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Growing Behavior Change

Strategies for making positive changes in students’ behaviors and attitudes towards the environment, whether students are taught on a short- or long-term basis. (For all ages)

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Fear and Facing the Future

Dr. Kool examines which philosophical outlooks towards the future we should encourage in our youth if they are to overcome fear and fight for a better future.

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Wonderful Wildlife Web

An activity for ages 5-8 in which children learn about the interdependence of forest species—between animals and their organic habitats, by assuming the roles of these species

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