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National Environmental Education Foundation: National Environmental Education Week

It’s no surprise that an entire week is dedicated to environmental education just before Earth Day.  This year the week is April 13-19.  The theme for 2014 is Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World.  You can download a Greening STEM toolkit that has lessons to use that are applicable to the theme.  You can also access the lesson plans from 2012 and 2013.  See how mathematics and science mesh perfectly with environmental education to bring real world problems to students. Lots of videos show what individual students and schools are doing to support the environment by using concepts from STEM teaching.Apr. 14

ReadWriteThink: A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read!

Tomorrow is National Drop Everything, and Read Day. This lesson plan from ReadWriteThink shows how to make DEAR day occur often in your classroom. Having students choose what they would like to read provides a lot of ownership and self-created interest in discovering the lure of books. This plan provides a series of questions for reading logs which encourage students to be accountable for their reading. It also gives ideas of how to use volunteers in the classroom to assist in having book chats with the students. Make every day a DEAR day.Apr. 11

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