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Going Green

Florida’s first LEED Gold certified school and 2012 National Green Ribbon School has become a role model for other schools hoping to ‘go green.’ Read More...

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Helping Teachers Change by Understanding Why They Don’t?

I’m not one to be mired for long in reasons why teachers don’t change, at least in reasons over which I have little control.  On the other hand, for the last 13 years I’ve been a little obsessed about... Read More...

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Motivating Your Students to Succeed

Do you teach students who are intrinsically motivated? Intrinsic motivation comes from within. It’s the sense of working toward something simply because we want to or because we feel a sense of accomp... Read More...

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Zoo Atlanta offers programs by teachers for teachers

Imagine the old wooden schoolhouse of a century ago. Answering the call of a hand-rung bell, students entered schools that were often no larger than one room. They sat shoulder-to-shoulder with neigh... Read More...

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Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum, a major landmark in the revitalization of downtown Montgomery, was constructed on the site of the old Empire Theatre where Mrs. Parks made her courage... Read More...

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Class trip + lowcountry = ‘Whoa, that’s cool’

Nature, history and culture are seamlessly woven into the fabric of this region known for its unhurried pace of life and southern hospitality. It is a most welcoming and memorable destination for mid... Read More...

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‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’ on the USS Yorktown

You are cleared for an unforgettable landing as you explore and experience the ship affectionately known as the “Fighting Lady” — the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor. The Institut... Read More...

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Where education meets adventure

Berkeley County is the ideal place for students seeking adventure and education in non-traditional forms. Enjoy yourself on the blackwater swamps at Cypress Gardens while spending the day learning ab... Read More...

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The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum: A center for educational programs

Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 35,000 unique artifacts, archival items and experiences. Here, one... Read More...

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Students get hooked on science at the Virginia Living Museum

“Wow! That ancient shark must have been as big as school bus!” exclaimed an excited sixth grader as he held up a seven-inch-long, five-million-year-old fossil shark tooth with serrated edges as sharp... Read More...

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Busch Gardens’ wolf pups make debut

Busch Gardens’ three-month-old wolf pack quietly made their public debut in early August. The pups quickly got down to business exploring their new habitat in the park’s Wolf Valley. The valley is a ... Read More...

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GROWING from the inside out revisited

Many years ago at Winyah Academy in Georgetown, South Carolina, where I was serving as headmaster, we began a quest to instill in our parents, students and staffulty a lifelong commitment to never ag... Read More...

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Students Wanted No training provided

As I travel around the country training teachers, I always begin each workshop by asking the same question: What are the worst problems in your classroom? From Kotzebue, Alaska to Miami, Florida, the... Read More...

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PowerSave Schools: Empowering students, saving energy

Alliance to Save Energy For schools across the country, the challenge is clear: energy is expensive. But energy efficiency — unlike other ways to economize — not only saves money, it actually im... Read More...

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Miami-Dade District’s partnership with local non-profit gets big returns

Today, as basic literacy continues to drive public educators around the world, other ‘literacies’ have evolved in response to accelerated climate disruptions and changes in population, communication,... Read More...

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