green education

POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

We’ve written and written about the unfortunate effects of not allowing kids plenty of time to get their wiggles out during school hours. We are also extremely enthusiastic about forest

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Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Adorable and mischievous Prince George of England, who is third in line for the throne, will officially begin his education next month by attending a local Montessori preschool. The neighborhood school

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7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

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Green Girls program: where kids become environmental scientists & stewards of NYC’s precious natural resources

Green Girls program: where kids become environmental scientists & stewards of NYC’s precious natural resources

When you think of kids in New York City, the first image that comes to mind is probably not young women testing water samples or photographing the city’s trees. The Green Girls program, part of the

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Teachers in Sweden are being trained to head out of the classroom and into the great outdoors to educate students

Teachers in Sweden are being trained to head out of the classroom and into the great outdoors to educate students

While we often look enviably at Sweden as a model for indoor and outdoor learning in children’s early years, academics take precedence over outdoor education and recreation by the time Swedish kids

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Survey reveals that many children under age 5 are using mobile devices without supervision

Survey reveals that many children under age 5 are using mobile devices without supervision

A recent survey reveals that many young children are using mobile devices without supervision. Against the advice of most pediatric experts, more and more parents are enabling their children to use

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Practicing mindfulness in the classroom benefits the whole student and the entire school community

Practicing mindfulness in the classroom benefits the whole student and the entire school community

Mindfulness as a calming and centering technique for adults has caught on fast, and now a growing number of schools are introducing mindfulness practices into the classroom environment. So can kids

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Only 1 in 5 parents is engaged in their child’s education, while over 50% of parents are indifferent

Only 1 in 5 parents is engaged in their child’s education, while over 50% of parents are indifferent

You go to parent-teacher conferences and attend school events, but are you truly engaged in your child’s education? If you answered yes, you would be among the 20% of parents who feel this deep

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Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

A new, large study utilizing data collected from thousands of families in Denmark found that delaying kindergarten until the age of seven provided important and dramatic benefits with regard to mental and

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High school students who use computers more often at school actually have LOWER reading and math scores

High school students who use computers more often at school actually have LOWER reading and math scores

There’s plenty of push for more technology in our schools, despite the fact that the average U.S. teen spends more than 50 hours a week in front of screens. A recently released study that looked at

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StandUp wooden desk offers kids a chance to learn on their feet, leading to better focus and posture

StandUp wooden desk offers kids a chance to learn on their feet, leading to better focus and posture

The health benefits of standing desks for adults have been touted for some time, but what about kids? JASWIG is an ergonomic furniture maker that realized a need for a child-friendly standing desk, so

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Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

A smart, eco-friendly movement is currently underway in North Carolina, aiming to convince school boards across the state to switch to 100% renewable energy in order to free up financial resources for

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Librarian cruises San Francisco aboard her bicycle library-on-wheels to peddle free books & a love of reading

Librarian cruises San Francisco aboard her bicycle library-on-wheels to peddle free books & a love of reading

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This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

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Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Finally, we can announce something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. America now has its first public school district that serves 100% local, seasonal, organic, non-GMO student lunches. The

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Read and Ride school program improves kids’ literacy scores while adding exercise to their day

Read and Ride school program improves kids’ literacy scores while adding exercise to their day

Reading a book or e-book while riding an exercise bike may be one way for adults to sneak some reading time into a busy schedule, but what about kids? Elementary school counselor Scott Ertl was reading

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Schools in San Francisco implement meditation & students’ happiness and academic success soars

Schools in San Francisco implement meditation & students’ happiness and academic success soars

We’ve seen yoga, standing desks and vegetarian lunches turn troubled schools around, but we’ve never seen meditation adopted successfully within the school system. Until now. According to

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10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

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