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EDUCATION & PARENTING Populate and educate! Alternative education and parenting strategies from homeschooling to creative thinking, problem solving, effective communication, and more.

Engage, Connect, Protect

Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to recognize the work of environmental champions in communities of color, and create opportunities for business, educators, and policymakers to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through culturally relevant learning and career opportunities.

Engage, Connect, Protect

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When Kids Rule the School

When Kids Rule the School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of democratic schooling, where kids practice life in a self-governed school society: empowered as voters, bound by laws, challenged by choice, supported by community, and driven by nature.

When Kids Rule the School

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The School Garden Curriculum

The School Garden Curriculum provides an integrated K-8 framework and over 200 weekly lessons that weave science, permaculture, and environmental education into place-based, immersive learning. For teachers aiming to blend science and life skills while inspiring environmental stewardship.

The School Garden Curriculum

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Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

‣ This 3rd edition of the best-selling, Parent Choice Award-winning book Everyone Wins is an easy to use, quick reference guide featuring over 170 well-designed cooperative games and activities for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being in a diverse range of environments.

Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

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Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn combines an application of behavioral science and neuropsychology to create a powerful process for classroom environments in which the universal needs of children are met and students want to succeed. Packed with practical teaching methods this guide gives teachers the tools to transform even difficult classrooms.

Freedom to Learn

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Cracking the Boy Code

‣ Drawing on thousands of hours of one-on-one counseling, Cracking the Boy Code explains boys' psychological needs and how to use specific, clearly explained techniques for effective communication. Includes the crucial role of non-verbal cues, motivating boys to become their authentic selves and developing esteem and confidence.

Cracking the Boy Code

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

‣ John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education, a bestseller for 25 years, continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in a changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years.

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

‣ John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education, a bestseller for 25 years, continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in a changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years.

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

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Grow Create Inspire

‣ How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence?

Grow Create Inspire is a rallying cry, itself an inspiration urging all of us to help fill the ...

Grow Create Inspire

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Spit That Out!

‣ From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading "natural" labels-it can despair even the most steadfast parent.

Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable, and empowers readers to make simple but impactful changes.

Featuring real life anxieties ...

Spit That Out!

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The Big Book of Nature Activities

‣ The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals. This is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth develop a deeper appreciation of the natural world. This amazing compendium is packed with seasonal games, crafts, skills, stories and observations to make outdoor learning fun!

The Big Book of Nature Activities

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Seeing Red

‣ Anger is a natural human emotion, but if it isn't managed properly its effects can be devastating. Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help elementary and middle-school aged students better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices and build strong relationships. This completely revised and updated ...

Seeing Red

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Catch the Fire

‣ Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth ...

Catch the Fire

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Weapons of Mass Instruction

‣ Compulsory schooling cripples imagination, critical thinking, and strips youth of their best qualities, producing a nation of employees. Weapons of Mass Instruction shows how to escape this trap and help develop more meaningful lives.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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College Without High School
High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch.

So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?

What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would ...

College Without High School

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The Green Teen

‣ Today's teenagers are standing at the crossroads of environmental history. Global warming will fundamentally change the world as they know it within their lifetime. But how to keep their healthy environmental awareness from becoming environmental anxiety? The secret is to provide them with education and tools for positive action.

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The Green Teen

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Teaching Green: The High School Years

‣ This resource is ideal for anyone working with young people in grades 9-12, whether in schools or in non-formal educational settings. Richly illustrated, it offers 50 teaching strategies that promote learning about natural systems and foster critical thinking about environmental issues, both local and global. It contains new approaches ...

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Becoming the Kind Father

‣ The macho society that held John Wayne as a role model has created an emotional wasteland where eighty percent of men are unable to accurately express their feelings, and where that same percentage feel estranged from their fathers. The stifled male, disconnected and out of touch, fills the void with apathy or anger and the toll ...

Becoming the Kind Father

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EcoKids

‣ To forge a sustainable future, we need citizens who care for the Earth. We need citizens who understand that planet care is the ultimate form of self-care. But we also need generations who live according to their values and convictions and who can effect positive change in their lives and the lives of others. Because public schools ...

EcoKids

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The Power and Promise of Humane Education

‣ Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this, offering young people deeply meaningful education about the issues of our time, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, inspiring their reverence and respect, ...

The Power and Promise of Humane Education

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Above All Be Kind
Above All, Be Kind teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense-to become not only more compassionate in their interactions with family and friends, but to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people. The book includes chapters for early, ...

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The Natural Child

The Natural Child makes a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history. In this insightful guide, parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and homeschooling philosophies, ...

The Natural Child

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And the Skylark Sings with Me

‣ Acting on their conviction that to educate a child well is to enable her to find her destiny, David Albert and his partner Ellen listened carefully, with respect and with love, to how their children expressed their own learning needs. Leaving traditional homeschooling methods behind, they followed their daughters' unique knowledge ...

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A Volcano in My Tummy

A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger presents a clear approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal with children's anger. Using easy to understand skills for anger management, this book offers engaging, well-organized activities which help to overcome the fear of children's.

A Volcano in My Tummy

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