Students Push Restaurants to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Concern over global consequences of plastic littering the oceans has students pushing restaurants to eliminate plastic straws. Environmentalist teens from Sir Francis Drake High School are working with the 16 restaurants in San Anselmo to eschew plastic straws and...

Bringing Literature to Life

Through technology and connection with a military officer, students conducted an interview via Skype, bringing literature to life. Sixth graders at I.J. Holton Intermediate School were reading the book “A Soldier’s Heart” which is  during the Civil...

Learning the Science and History of Maple Syrup

During the next few weeks, more than 750 students will be learning the science and history of maple syrup by touring the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. They will learn about maple syrup production in Wisconsin. Most of the students are fourth graders who are studying the...

The Pyramid of Success

Fourth graders have the opportunity to learn the values and characteristics of successful people through a special curriculum entitled The Pyramid of Success The curriculum was designed by the late John R. Wooden, UCLA’s legendary men’s basketball coach. At...

Excessive Homework May Affect Kids’ Weight

A study published in Obersity has found that excessive homework may affect kids’ weight, and boys may be particularly vulnerable. According to the researchers, there was a link between high levels of mental work performed with stress, and indicators for...

Flipping a Pre Calculus Classroom

Flipping a pre calculus classroom worked so well for Southridge High teacher Katie Wilkinson that she decided to continue with it this year. Rather than the usual procedure of teaching a lesson in the classroom and students extending the lesson by doing homework,...