Here is an infographic – Eco-friendly Back to School Shopping – that provides some interesting data and suggestions about how we can all be more eco-friendly as we return to school. Related to TL2014, the data suggests that 35-40% of trash in the solid waste stream comes from businesses and institutions like schools. Of this trash stream, 40% is composed of paper products. Salisbury is certainly no exception. However, with every student in grades 6-12 using their own personal computer and communicating digitally, we expect a significant reduction in our costs for paper, printers, printing toner and Xeroxing. Stay tuned!
Do you have any plans to be more eco-friendly this school year? Visit the Eco-friendly Back to School Shopping infographic to get some ideas.
So says President of Bard College, Leon Botstein. In this TEDx NYED talk, Gary Stager challenges the nation’s current model of “school reform” with examples from his own work with at-risk children. “What if school was the best seven hours of a kid’s day?” You can see more videos from TEDx NYED at this site.
There is an excellent post on The 12 Most… site titled, 12 Most Important Things to Know about Kids Today. The writer, Angela Maiers, shares an inspiring list backed by examples from her own work as an educator. Here’s her list of things we need to know about kids today. What do you think? What would you add?
- are bright and creative.
- are optimists.
- are good at sharing.
- are global learners and excellent teachers.
- are conscious and conscientious.
- are challenge-seekers.
- are active participants and problem-solvers.
- are question askers.
- value friends and relationships.
- are changing the world.
- still want and need our guidance.
Compared to some of the negative spin we hear and read about kids today, this is a refreshing read. Be sure to check out the original post.