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Are economies the only things that expand and contract?

Are Economies the Only Things that Expand and Contract? Do we need to inject more time for contemplation into our curricula? by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Photo by Jim Martin Concentration and contemplation. Expand and contract. Walk drive. Makes life varied, interesting, doable. In school, the intensity of work in the field or lab […]

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How Embedding Your Curriculum in the Environment Meets Certification Criteria

by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor teacher has made a commitment to design and execute a unit which explores the curriculum embedded in a small creek at the edge of her schoolyard. She didn’t just decide, then go; instead, she visited the creek, became familiar with its parts, then drew on some information she had […]

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5 Ideas, Programs, or Resources You Should Know About

1. Next Generation Science Standards NSTA offers the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards.  These standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. http://www.nextgenscience.org/ 2. Discover Your World with NOAA This free activity book introduces The Essential Principles of […]

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