8 Ways Teaching in Nature Improves Learning

We’ve shared the importance of kids being outdoors before, but new research from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign identifies eight ways that incorporating nature-based instruction into kids’ daily school activities promotes better learning. The researchers were skeptical that nature-based teaching would be more effective than traditional teaching methods, so they were surprised at the convincing … Continue reading 8 Ways Teaching in Nature Improves Learning

The 5Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle

Remember the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle campaign? The new year is a great time to expand your sustainability mindset and move to the 5Rs: Refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle. The first addition of refuse (just say, “No, thank you.”) can go a long way in preserving the environment. Many teachers and families use the … Continue reading The 5Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle