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Posts from the ‘Perspective’ Category

Green Teacher 114, Fall 2017

Our Fall issue includes ten great articles and more than 20 reviews of new wonderful educational resources. Among the highlights, the cover story describes a success story about teaching city and suburban students about nature, and how easy it is to make friends and partnerships while learning. Check out this and other innovative learning strategies in the Fall issue.

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STEM to STEAM and Citizen Science

If elementary school kids are to become engaged with environmental protection, make it personal

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Fostering Connections to Freshwater Ecosystems

Activities that can inspire students in grades 3-12 to become environmental stewards and passionate problem solvers

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Tips to Start Off Your School Year

How best to plan for school-wide environmental learning and action throughout the year

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Rooting Readers in the Literary Garden

How a Literary Garden turned a required high school English class into an exciting opportunity for students to dig literature outdoors

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Finding Inspiration for Outdoor Learning

A profile of an award-winning teacher’s strategies for getting all students in her school outdoors more often

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Secrets to Snagging Great Science Partners

It is easier than you think to build rewarding partnerships for outdoor education

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Partnering with Ski-Hills for Active Learning

Developing outdoor classrooms at local ski hills to develop minds and bodies

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Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Ten basic principles for getting students aged 11-18 engaged and active in bringing about change for a more sustainable future (excerpt)

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From Footprints to Thoughtprints

While most environmental teaching focuses on actions required to solve environmental problems, it does little to challenge the underlying attitudes and assumptions which led to these problems in the first place. Stephen K. Goobie encourages educators to tackle not only our ecological footprints, but also our ecological “thoughtprints”.

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New Webinar Announced: “Animal Tales: Creating Critical Thinking Through Literature”

Stories have been used since ancient times to entertain, awaken the imagination, and impart moral and community virtue. Learn more in our webinar on December 3rd, 2013.

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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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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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Inspiring Eco-Clubs in South India

A description of how an organic farming program at impoverished schools in south India has improved health, and increased environmental awareness and self esteem amongst students, teachers, and communities.

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Rethinking Climate Change Education

Apart from teaching about climate change from a scientific perspective, developing attitudes and behaviors that will enable people to mitigate and adapt to climate change will require a holistic approach—the authors detail six important components which could form the basis for such an approach. (Appropriate for grades 7 and up)

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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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