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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week! Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.   … all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019. Where are animals most likely to go extinct? Use our resource to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … what it would sound like if people talked to other professionals the way they talk to teachers. Read of the week! We talk to teachers like the professionals they are—read up with our Educator Spotlight series.   … photosynthesis goes ping. What is photosynthesis?   … mining Bitcoin consumes more energy than mining gold. What is Bitcoin?   … … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Make Your White Christmas Green

In the spirit of the holidays, this Weekly Warm-Up offers five ways to make your White Christmas green. Or, for those of you who live in warmer climes, five ways to make your Green Christmas even greener. 1. Buy a re-plantable Christmas tree: I’d never heard of such a thing until fellow intern and green-queen extraordinaire Hilary told me her family does this every year. Although … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Make Your White Christmas Green

11 Things We Learned this Week

This week, we learned … … how industrial runoff can kill us in ways we could never even imagine. Read of the week! How else does runoff impact the environment? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … global carbon emissions have reached an all-time high. What are carbon emissions? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … dogs and cats burned by the California … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned this Week