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A Hybrid Green Building Inspires Student Learning

A Hybrid Green Building Inspires Student Learning

By. Joan Leavens and Greg Thiel It’s been said that if you move your body, you move your mind. So, it stands to reason that if you move into a carefully designed, inspiring, cheerful, collaborative environment, your mind will be moved in ways that you never previously...

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Green Building: Tools for the Future

By. Susy Ellison   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #110, Summer 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

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Math on the Playground

Math on the Playground

By. Jan Cohen and Tiffany Briery Place-based math learning is a topic that deserves attention. Whether at a park, community space, historic site, museum, or playground, place-based math experiences spark student interest, reinforce mathematical thinking, excite...

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Embracing Gender Diversity at Oak Park Unified School District

Embracing Gender Diversity at Oak Park Unified School District

By. Jay Greenlinger Climate of Care Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has a history of breaking from the norm. Whether it’s being named the first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District in California (2013) or adopting an elementary literacy...

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Parent Engagement Fuels High Marq Public Presentation Nights

Parent Engagement Fuels High Marq Public Presentation Nights

By. Skylar Primm If there’s one thing I’ve learned in nine years of teaching at High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello, Wisconsin, it’s this: It takes a community to build a sustainable school. A handful of teachers can certainly try to do it all, but...

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