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August 2017

Published on August 28, 2017 Written by Steph MacPhail Posted in Center for Green Schools

Many of us know that spending time outside is one of the best ways to reduce stress. In fact, it’s backed by science—studies have shown that being outdoors not only makes us feel healthier, it also helps our brains function better.

It’s a lesson that we need to take to heart in the classroom. As a teacher, I’m a...

Published on August 25, 2017 Written by Blair Toy Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green school supplies are not only better for the environment, but they are also beneficial for kids’ health and well-being. Some favorites on the school shopping list can contain chemicals and ingredients that are bad for the earth and for human health. When back-to-school shopping this year, consider choosing green products to ensure...

Published on August 24, 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Scott Skolnick, a second grade teacher in the Rochester City School District, is leading an effort to align lessons from Learning Lab to his school’s curriculum. It’s a project that literally started with the flip of a switch a year ago.

John James Audubon School No...

Published on August 23, 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” —Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee.

Empathy is important to educating our youth, and ...

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