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Discovering the Naturalist Intelligence: Science in the Schoolyard book

When it comes to understanding multiple intelligence theory and applying it to the classroom, the naturalist intelligence is an essential piece of the puzzle. This teacher resource will help define naturalist intelligence and explore its potential, identify naturalist traits in students with an observational checklist, meet national science standards while using MI techniques in every ... Full story

The Growing Classroom book

The growing classroom, garden-based science by Roberta Jaffe and Gary Appel  The Growing Classroom is a bestselling teacher's manual that was developed by the Life Lab Science Program and revised to meet current science standards and educator needs. This curriculum features hands-on strategies for managing garden-based science instruction including planning a garden laboratory, facilitating investigative ... Full story

New Book Spices up Lessons with Garden Storytelling

A Rock is a Slow Story: Garden Storytelling is an invitation to give voice to the unique, shape-shifting world of a learning garden. The author, a professional storyteller and garden educator, helps you harvest a crop of good story material and serve it up in riveting tales. You’re guided in finding core truths in the garden, building an engaging imagination around them and ... Full story

Garden Based Education at Lifelab

Here are two other great resources for Garden-Based Learning Instruction. They can be found and reviewed here The Growing Classsroom This award-winning resource book for educators contains 480 pages of science, math, and language arts activities that you can do with your students in the garden. Activities are aligned with California Science Content Standards. Topics include soil, plants, cycles, ecology, weather, nutrition, and food systems. ... Full story

Hands-on Activities that Bring Math to Life

Math in the Garden, This wonderful Book is developed through a partnership of University of California Botanical Garden and Lawrence Hall of Science Berkeley, California. This book is for Educator/Parents with students Age 5-13. ISBN-13: 978-0-915873-46-3 Full story

Book recommended by Erika Thu for Halloween called Pumpkin Circle written by George Levenson

PUMPKIN CIRCLE: The Story of A Garden. The Story of A Garden is an award-winning video and picture book, produced by George Levenson. This project is designed to show elementary school children the miraculous cycle of nature in a backyard pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Circle is a 20 minute live action video narrated in verse by Danny Glover with original music by George Winston. The video ... Full story

Outrageous Learning by Scott Oki

It is no secret that K-12 public education in the United States is in crisis. Schools are plagued by poor student achievement, low graduation rates, entrenched unions, demoralized teachers and disaffected parents, when by rights U.S. schools should be the finest in the world. The troubles of the nation's schools have caught the attention of software innovator and philanthropist Scott Oki. In this thought ... Full story

Books we recommend

Books we recommend
Discovering the Naturalist Intelligence: Science in the School Yard by Jenna Glock, et al. This book is based on Gardner's work with mutliple intelligences. It proposes that one of the intelligences is for nature and the natural sciences. The book presents solid, interesting lessons for cultivating the Naturalist Intelligence. Math in the Garden: Hands-on Activities That Bring Math to Life ... Full story
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