green education

Award-winning ‘NaturePlay’ film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia’s nature-based education system

Award-winning 'NaturePlay' film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia's nature-based education system

Nature-based education is just starting to get a foothold in America, the land of standardized testing and tightly planned curriculum, but it’s the norm in some areas of the world. NaturePlay is a new

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Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

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9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky’s the limit in teachings among the trees

9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky's the limit in teachings among the trees

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‘Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983’ shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

'Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983' shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

It’s no secret that we here at Inhabitots are pretty big fans of Patagonia’s sportswear products. We’ve featured the company’s eco-friendly, sustainable kids’ gear a few times, including here

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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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New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

The latest report on civil rights in our public schools has been released, and while children of different races may no longer be separate, their educational experience is certainly not equal. The

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Afghan teacher turns his bicycle into a mobile library and cycles for over an hour to bring books to children in remote villages

Afghan teacher turns his bicycle into a mobile library and cycles for over an hour to bring books to children in remote villages

Teachers understand the value of reading and having books readily available to their students better than most adults, but few have gone the distance that Saber Hosseini does in order to promote literacy

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An ozone garden tells you about the air quality around your home

An ozone garden tells you about the air quality around your home

What if you could simply look at the leaves on the plants in your garden to find out about the air quality in your neighborhood? Theoretically you can, if you plant a National Center for Atmospheric

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Goldie Hawn’s MindUP program addresses children’s overall state of well-being to help improve academic performance, kindness & empathy

Goldie Hawn's MindUP program addresses children's overall state of well-being to help improve academic performance, kindness & empathy

What does actress Goldie Hawn have to do with neuroscience? Her foundation’s school-based MindUP program helps kids focus and concentrate, relieve stress, self-regulate, become more empathetic and

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INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Heather Shumaker’s new book It’s Okay to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids covers topics ranging from whether or not you should force your child to kiss Grandma,

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Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the ‘right to play’ to kindergartners across China

Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the 'right to play' to kindergartners across China

China has long sustained a reputation for its rigorous educational standards with hours of homework typically expected on a daily basis and strenuous testing practices. One administrator in a rural

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Heroic man sets up makeshift school under a bridge in New Delhi to educate India’s underprivileged children

Heroic man sets up makeshift school under a bridge in New Delhi to educate India's underprivileged children

In many places throughout the world, going to school takes a backseat to more pressing necessities (such as helping parents farm, caring for young children in the home, and finding work at a very early

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The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

While small in size, LEGO has always added a larger than life playful element to the kids’ lives — from themed resorts to prosthetic arms to giant holiday displays, and now the educational

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Students understand math better when teachers integrate music, dance and drama into lessons

Students understand math better when teachers integrate music, dance and drama into lessons

If you have ever been a teacher or a parent or a student (i.e. pretty much everyone), you know that there are different types of learners. You also know that the arts are often an afterthought when it

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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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