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Bringing School to Life Helps Teachers Implement Place-Based Education in the Classroom

By. Sarah Anderson   This blog post has been adapted from the first chapter of Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education Across the Curriculum. Learn how you can get your copy at the end of the post.   Place-based education is on the rise. Despite pressure from...

GSNN President Reflects on Canadian EdTech Summit Keynote, Role of Intention in School Design

How we design 21st century learning environments matters. This is just one of the key messages that Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod and President of Green Schools National Network (GSNN), conveyed in her keynote address at the 8th Canadian EdTech Leadership...

Sustaining a School Culture (of Sustainability)

By. Skylar L. Primm, Advisor/Lead Teacher at High Marq Environmental Charter School   “It doesn’t matter where you come from. You’re welcome here.” With these words, Alexis, an eighth grader, welcomes new and returning students to another school year at High Marq...

“Leadership to Me Can Mean a Lot of Things” – Seniors Reflect on Four Years of Growth and Sustainable Change

By. Joel Tolman, Director of Impact and Engagement at Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center   Last spring, when the 37 members of Common Ground High School’s class of 2017 walked across the stage at graduation, all could hold their...

Sustainability is About How We Treat Each Other: School Culture that Prepares 21st Century Citizens

By. Andrew Ellsworth, Vice President of Health & Learning, Green Building Alliance   Do you know anyone who has taken a class in empathy? Followed a course in compassion, taken a test in curiosity? These qualities are the foundation for how we interact with others and...

Growing A New Generation of Environmental Stewards

By. Timothy B. Baird, Ed.D., Superintendent, Encinitas Union School District (CA)   Creating change at the school district level is hard. Systemic changes need to be implemented. Educational programs and teaching and learning focus needs to be shifted. Culture needs...