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Mindfulness at the Heart of a Wellness Program

By Tina Nilsen-Hodges, Founder and Principal, New Roots Charter School (Ithaca, New York)   “Take 30!” Instantly our entire student body fell silent and closed their eyes. I peeked to see the reactions of city officials who were guests at our ribbon-cutting...

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: Feeding the Future

By. Karla Dumas, Rebecca Portman, and Kate Watts, Forward Food, a program of The Humane Society of the United States   Feeding roughly 31 million students each day is no small task. Evolving tastes, limited funding, the proliferation of food allergies, and a focus on...

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Yoga in the Classroom

By. Marina Ebert   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #97, Fall 2012. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com....

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Green Schools National Network’s newsletter, GreenNotes, focuses on one overarching topic each month. We will consider articles for the month that best matches the topic. Have a question about an upcoming theme? Contact cmerse@greenschoolsnationalnetwork.com.  ...

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21st Century Learning in Action: Green Ambassadors Institute

This post is a re-print of a blog post originally authored by Environmental Charter Schools (ECS). You can access the original post here. ECS is a member of Green Schools National Network’s Catalyst School and District Network.    By. Ally Chew   As a future...

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Building a Greenhouse with Other People’s Garbage

By. David Ropa, 7th grade science teacher at Spring Harbor Environmental Magnet Middle School (Madison, Wisconsin)   This Earth Day marks the one year anniversary of the grand opening of the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Greenhouse at Spring Harbor. The...

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A Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool

By. Joe Ludes, Instructional Coach, REAL School Gardens   I still remember the day I learned that the outdoors was a powerful teaching tool. I had been working in a high-poverty school for several years. It was usually very rewarding, but often incredibly...

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