This article from the National Garden Association has some great tips and start-up ideas for households and communities to go green. “When you garden, you grow.”
This is a short story about Project Based Learning and features a first grade class growing worms. Thanks to David Pownell for teaching teachers!
This article discusses the National Union of Teachers in Britian and their refusal to administer standardized tests to primary school children.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, check out the show WA$TED on the Planet Green channel. Graham and Annabelle Gurwitch help wasteful people get it together to go green. This short speech reminds me that we each can contribute to reducing waste in the environment.
This rant was influenced by Dr. David Pownell, and the topics of Cyberbullying via YouTube as well as the parent factor in modern children’s less-than-desireable behaviors.
This essay from Kitchen Gardeners International discusses the need to garden with children, and how to let the fun be more important than the functionality. Allow time and patience in all things, but especially in the garden!
NPR Talk of the Nation discusses post-secondary education and the differences, stigmas, and social issues concerning technical education under current NCLB legislation. A little over 40 minutes, yet thought provoking and informative.