the children who come to you, and see them,
really see them. Practice
the ancient art from a lost tribe.
Be a guardian of their hearts. If only for a moment,
reflect their hearts to them." Yanon Volcani, Ph.D., CSPP
- San Diego, 1996
"Teacher- become the student.
Experience, live & love
through your student's eyes.
This is how you manifest love."
Number the Stars
The Devil in Vienna
Strategies for Readers
Reasons to Teach
Amazon Rainforest & Web Thematic Unit
Teach with the Internet
All Kinds of Minds
the end we will conserve only what
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught. - Baba Dioum, Senegalese ecologist
In a world bent on ecological destruction, the ability to
think holistically and compassionately-to perceive the hidden
connections between phenomena and their ethical implications-
is critical for sustainability and survival. The development
of critical thinking skills is also essential in an age
suffused with propaganda and the false need for conformity.
See also: First Step
"The creation story unfurling within the
scientific enterprise provides the fundamental context, the
fundamental arena of meaning, for all the peoples of the
Earth. For the first time in human history, we can agree on
the basic story of the galaxies, the stars, the planets,
minerals, life forms, and human cultures. This story does not
diminish the spiritual traditions of the classical or tribal
periods of human history. Rather, the story provides the
proper setting for the teachings of all traditions, showing
the true magnitude of their central truths." —Brain
Swimme, The Universe is a Green Dragon, 1984. See also:
Evolution and the Teaching of Creation
of Global Education.
California Safe Schools
Fights toxic, environmental hazards
such as exposure to pesticides in Los
Angles schools. Programs such as
Integrated Pest Management should
be a model for school districts throughout
Today a daily information news service on
the world of e-learning, interactive features
such as our polls of the month & much more!
CATALYST: Voices of Chicago
Independent newsmagazine created in 1990
to document, analyze & support school
-improvement efforts in the Chicago
Do Something is a nationwide network of
young people who know they can make a
difference in their communities & take
action to change the world around them.
Education Policy Analysis Archives
Primary mission is to help raise the level of
awareness & understanding among
professionals and the public of important
issues in American education. Covers local,
state, & national news & issues from preschool
through the 12th grade. Provides periodic
special reports on issues ranging from
technology to textbooks, as well as books
of special interest to educators.
Educational Options is about meeting
the social, emotional, and academic needs
of the intellectually gifted. It is about
thinking outside the box" for people who
do not fit the norms. It is about families,
children, adolescents, and adults who have
found this web site because something
is not right ... and it is the emotions, not
the school or job performance, that tipped
for Diverse Learners
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth-led
organization that connects school-based Gay
-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other &
community resources. Through peer support,
leadership development, & training, GSA
Network supports young people in starting,
strengthening, and sustaining GSAs &
builds the capacity of GSAs to: (1) Create
safe environments in schools for students to
support each other and learn about homophobia
& other oppressions, (2) Educate the school
community about homophobia, gender identity,
& sexual orientation issues, & (3) Fight
discrimination, harassment, & violence in schools.
Gifted Development Center
"..There are certain qualities of the gifted
experience that transcend age, nationality,
ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status,
occupation, interests or talent domain:
good problem solving, abstract reasoning,
thriving on challenge, curiosity, vivid
imagination, intensity, sensitivity, complexity,
perfectionism. Gifted people not only think
differently, they feel differently. Giftedness
is a different way of being, and these
differences affect one throughout the
lifespan." - Linda Silverman, Ph.D.
Harvard Educational Review
Scholarly journal of opinion & research in
the field of education. Articles are selected,
edited, & published by an editorial board of
graduate students at Harvard University.
Rights in Action
Helps students understand the idea
of human rights, gain a sense of
themselves as people with dignity &
hence with rights, & finally encourage
them to act.
Empowering teachers & young people
to work together online to improve
the quality of life on Earth.
Institute for Learning Sciences
The Institute for Learning and Brain
Sciences is an interdisciplinary center
dedicated to discovering the fundamental
principles of human learning that will
enable all children to achieve their full potential.
Affiliated with Columbia University Teachers
College. Seeks to advance five basic objectives:
Policy Formation, Formative Research &
Evaluation, Technology Configuration,
Professional Development & Curriculum
International Reading Association
Dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy
for all by improving the quality of reading
instruction, disseminating research &
information about reading, and encouraging
the lifetime reading habit.
The Internet Public Library
Provides library services to Internet users.
Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting,
organizing, describing, & creating information
resources; and direct assistance to individuals.
Literature Circles Resource Center
In-depth information & resources on
Association for the
of Young Children
Organization of early childhood educators
& others dedicated to improving the quality
of programs for children from birth through
National Center for Technology
Clearinghouse for the exchange of many types
of information related to technology planning.
This information may be: school technology
plans available for downloading online; technology
planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample
planning forms, PR announcement forms);
and/or electronic monographs on timely,
National Council for Social
Engages &supports educators in strengthening
& advocating social studies.
National Council of
Teachers of English
Works to advance teaching, research, &
student achievement in English language
arts at all scholastic levels.
Organization committed to advancing the
cause of public education. NEA has 2.7 million
members who work at every level of education,
from pre-school to university graduate programs.
NEA has affiliates in every state, as well as in
more than 13,000 local communities across
the United States.
Online Writing Lab
Tutorial center for writers who want to work
one-to-one with a tutor at Purdue University
Helps students with all sorts of writing --
from first-year students in Introductory
Composition to graduate students working
on their dissertations.
Operation Respect is a non-profit
organization working to assure each child
& youth a respectful, safe & compassionate
climate of learning where their academic,
social & emotional development can take
place free of bullying, ridicule and violence.
Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group
Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization
disseminates educational resources that are
designed to establish a climate that reduces
the emotional & physical cruelty some children
inflict upon each other by behaviors such as
ridicule, bullying &-in extreme cases-violence.
The National Coalition for Gay,
Bisexual & Transgender Youth. Contains
range of resources available for
youth & educators.
The Random Thoughts of
Reading is Fundamental
Develops & delivers children's & family
School Teacher Blues
Seeds of Peace
Non-profit, non-political organization
that helps teenagers from regions of
conflict learn the skills of making peace.
Provides special education services to the
San Francisco Bay Area.
publishing community of
writers, readers, and educators who
together to share their
Teacher's Guide to Dept. of
Teachers Helping Teachers
Tolerance.org is a principal online destination
for people interested in dismantling bigotry
& creating, in hate's stead, communities
that value diversity. The site has sections
or teachers, parents, teens and kids.
Tobacco information & Prevention
Education Resource Gateways
History and politics website: full of online
activities & resources to bring learning
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
CA Assistance Technology
California Technology Assistance Project
(CTAP) is a statewide educational technology
leadership initiative, providing assistance to
schools and districts in integrating technology
into teaching and learning.
Cable in the
Provides dynamic video & online content
delivered via cable technology as well
as curriculum-related support materials.
California Learning Resource Network
Information source for supplemental electronic
learning resources that help meet local
instructional needs & embody the implementation
of California curriculum frameworks & standards.
Includes sections on Math,
English-Language Arts &
CNN Student News
News for students, resources for teachers.
Combines C-SPAN programming with
related resources in subject areas of
interest to educators.
Country information from around
Current Awareness Program
Monthly bibliography of the most recent
Discovery Channel School
The Education Index
Guide to the best education-related
sites on the Web.
Resources for elementary-school
teachers, students, & parents.
Includes Reading/Language Arts,
Math, Science, & Social Studies Centers,
Intervention, Professional Development,
searchable activity database,
educational games, & textbook support.
Includes a search engine for educational
web sites; Lesson plans, practical
information for educators, information
on how to integrate technology in the
classroom, & articles written by education
experts; Site reviews; Daily features &
columns; Teacher & principal profiles;
Wire Side Chats with the important names
in education; Employment listings.
Language learning & language resources.
Highly specialized educational directory
with built-in resource links offered free
to educators, students and parents.
ERIC Clearinghouse | Ask
Nationwide information network
designed to provide ready access
to education literature.
Age-appropriate resources for
educators to use in classrooms.
History & Ourselves
Engages teachers & students of diverse
backgrounds in an examination of
racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism
in order to promote the development
of a more humane and informed citizenry.
The Freechild Project
Seeks to build active democracy by
engaging young people in social change,
particularly those who have been
historically denied participation. Includes
a comprehensive listing of social change
action websites, organizations & publications.
One-stop, any-stop access to high
plans, curriculum units and other
resources on the Internet!
Provides online opportunities for
to collaborate, communicate, & celebrate
shared learning experiences.
Great Sites for
Categorized listing from the American
Harcourt Brace's Learning Site
The History of John Crow
Educator's site that presents teachers
with new historical resources & teaching
ideas on one of the most shameful periods
in American history, an era of segregation,
lynching, & disfranchisement of African
Americans that tore at the very fabric
of the nation.
Compilation of history resources on
topics such as the Middle East Conflict,
Afghanistan, India & Pakistan,
European history, etc.
Houghton Mifflin Education Place
Resources for elementary-school
teachers, students, and parents. Includes
Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science,
& Social Studies Centers, Intervention,
Professional Development, searchable
activity database, educational games, &
Course Curricular Materials
Lesson plans & related materials for use
by teachers in Grades K-12.
The Jason Project
The JASON Foundation is a non-profit
educational organization working in
educational institutions & government
to inspire in students a lifelong passion
to pursue learning in
technology through exploration & discovery.
Kathy Schrock's Guide
Categorized list of sites for enhancing
curriculum & professional growth.
Web search for kids by librarians.
National non-profit organization that fosters
an informed, participating electorate by
educating & actively engaging young people
& their families in voting & other elements
of effective civic engagement.
Uses media & telecommunications to
advance excellent teaching in American
schools. Funds & distributes educational
video programs with coordinated Web &
print materials for the professional
development of K-12 teachers.
Designed to help students find answers
to questions about school subjects,
fascinating facts, research topics & more.
On-line teaching resource, structured
to tie in with the British History National
Curriculum from Key Stages 2 to 5.
The Learning Curve contains a varied
range of original sources including
documents, photographs, film &
The Learning Kingdom
K-12 Learning center
K-12, Professional Development, Lifelong
Learning, or Reference.
Superb collection of education resources
including online fieldtrips, lesson plans,
professional development, etc.
Education portal for educators, parents,
& students, providing resources, research
tools, & grade-specific activities.
Schools Curriculum Resources
Philadelphia Education Fund
The Quest Channel
Interactive expeditions with a team of experts,
adventurers & students to solve some of
the world's greatest mysteries.
Psychology Resources Online
Teaching tool that ties academic
curriculum to a student service project
that both reinforces and expands the
learning. It is aimed at creating
experiential education for young people
so that they can connect the learning to
their own lives and provide a benefit to
the local or global community.
The Smithsonian Center for Education
& Museum Studies provides leadership
in education at the Smithsonian &
produces a variety of programs, services,
& resources for the education & museum
communities. The Center studies education
at the Institution and builds consensus on
standards for strengthening its educational
programs, publications, and websites.
Resource for children, parents, librarians
& teachers seeking age-appropriate
Web sites selected by professionally
Storytelling in the classroom.
Students Against Violence
Empowers students to create their own
solutions & strategies for safer schools
Classroom activities for teaching about
global issues & solutions.
Internet tools for teachers.
Multimedia children's literature database
that utilizes cutting edge technologies to
connect educators and families with authors,
books & authoritative teaching materials.
Mission is to provide Utah students &
educators access to statewide electronic
network & systems for delivery of
educational services that improve the
quality of student achievement,
communications, and efficiency of services.
The World Lecture Hall
Links to pages of faculty worldwide using
Web course materials.
"I believe the single most important strategy for a teacher
is to be a good listener. By this I mean genuinely listen to
children. If a child comes to speak, face him, put down the work you are doing and give
him your whole attention...In this way children see themselves as valued members of the
special community of the classroom ... What it really comes down to is that we must have respect
for the children themselves ...With respect comes confidence. With confidence comes a
willingness to take risks. With risk taking comes learning"
Louise Carothers, teacher of Torres Strait Island children, in Murray, 1989,
"Talking when English is a foreign language." See also: "Teaching
Children to Care: Management in the Responsive Classroom," by
California public education
job search web site.
English Job Maze
Facilitates the Job-search
process for ESL/EFL teachers
around the world and assists
ESL/EFL institutions in their
search for teachers.
Web-based learning system
for individuals & schools worldwide.
Comprehensive ESL forum for those
wanting to teach English as a second
Teacher's Employment Network
Bilingual Web site created to provide
information parents need to help their
children become good readers & successful
students. There are ideas on what to do at
home, fun reading tips and activities, & more.
ESL Pro Systems provides commercial
& free education resources for English
learners. Web sites include:
Diversities & Technology
Learning exchange, an incubator for new
ideas & approaches, a generator of new policy.
We are a global institute dedicated to improving
the well-being of individuals & organizations
through innovative approaches to life-long learning.
Multicultural Resources for Children
National Association for
Brings together individuals and groups
with an interest in multicultural education
from all levels of education, different academic
disciplines & from diverse educational
institutions and occupations.
Cyber Listening Lab
Resources for Students & Teachers
of English as a Second Language
Wisdom of the Elders
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (WISDOM) is
collaborating with a team of nine partners that
serve Native Americans to develop multi-media
rehabilitation curriculum for Portland-area Native
American therapists and clients. The Discovering
Our Story Project is being developed to resolve
five outcomes. One increases the skills of therapists
serving Native American clients. Four outcomes
resolve mental health, addictions, domestic
violence prevention and diabetes issues which
recent research demonstrates are frequently
co-occurring within our community.
California Department of
Orange County Dept. of Education
San Diego County Office of Education
Teach for America
Teacher Education Program- UCSD
U.S. Department of Education
Internet magazine published five times
a year which aims to introduce readers
to the beauty & the practical applications
Abstract Algebra Online
Site for health and bioscience teachers
Set of web-based astronomy activities
primarily designed for classroom use,
but made available for all to enjoy.
Ask Dr. Math
Children of the Earth United
Contemporary Physics Education
Expeditions to the seafloor.
Biology In Motion
Animations, interactive activities, &
cartoons designed to make learning
biology a richer, more engaging experience.
Science questions & answers for kids
of all ages.
Interactive K-12 school assembly
program used in teaching students
about our physical earth & environment.
Earth Scouts, is a national program
based on the Earth Charter
: A Declaration
with badges centered
on respect for nature, economic justice,
universal human rights and a culture of
peace, is inviting volunteers including parents,
youth, educators, artists & other enthusiastic
community members to help in its formation.
Youth have led the way in the development
of the mission statement: Change the World
One Fun Badge At A Time--Youth Working
Together To Make the Earth Charter a Reality
at Home and in the Community.
EcoLogic - A Student Pugwash Project
EE-Link for Educators
Environmental Education Resources
on the Internet.
EPA Environmental Education Center
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Mission is to identify effective curriculum
resources, create high-quality professional
development materials, & disseminate
useful information & products to improve
K-12 mathematics & science teaching
Museum of science, art & human
Competition for all students in grades
K–12. It is designed to encourage
students to combine their imagination
with their knowledge of science &
technology to explore visions of the future.
Strives to educate people about critical
global issues, including population growth,
poverty, over-consumption, & environmental
destruction. Program web sites include:
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Gallery of Interactive Geometry
"Hands across the globe" education project
which provides a paradigm for students
& teachers to participate in environmental study
& to use new technology tools with peers
around the world. Students learn to monitor and
analyze important physical and biological
aspects of their environment such as the
environmental quality of their classroom, the
quality of air and water in their community, as well
as the study of solid waste, acid rain, tap water, &
the creation of local community-based
Quick access to information available
on the web about all the animals in the world,
big & small, including a large compilation
of video & audio clips.
A site about the
Kapilli islands &
a series of standalone science sites,
Through its curricula and programs, Life Lab
helps schools develop gardens where
children can create "living laboratories"
for the study of the natural world.
Mars Student Imaging Project
Offers students nationwide, the ability
to be involved in authentic Mars
research using the data from the 2001
Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission
Imaging System (THEMIS) camera.
Center for mathematics & mathematics
education on the Internet. Mission is to
provide resources, materials, activities,
person-to-person interactions, & educational
products & services that enrich & support
teaching & learning in an increasingly
MathMagic was a K-12 telecommunications
project developed in El Paso, Texas by
Alan A. Hodson. The intent of the project was
to provide motivation for students to use
computer technology while increasing
problem-solving strategies & communications
The main goal of our project is to develop
powerful computer-based microworlds that
permit students to learn interesting & complex
ideas through inquiry or discovery.
Museum of Science & Industry,
National Science Teachers Association
Award-winning photographers & writers
present images of wilderness
expeditions & outdoor adventure.
Our Earth, Our Future
Special youth edition of UNEP's
Environment Outlook 2000. Created as
a global environmental primer for
11- to 14-year olds.
"In the spring of 1990 I saw something on
San Francisco's Telegraph Hill that
astonished me: wild parrots. I was so curious
about their presence that I kept trying to get
closer until finally I had them eating out of my
hand. Thus began this friendship and study.
My book The Wild Parrots
of Telegraph Hill
documents the friendship; this web site, which
in the past has tried to document both, will now
focus on the study. I no longer feed the parrots
every day, and on days that I do feed them,
I limit myself to a single feeding. My situation
is stable, and it looks as though I'll be able to
spend the rest of my life following the parrots'
progress."- Mark Bittner
Includes threaded discussion areas,
organizing protocols, data submission,
retrieval from interactive databases,
background information on the research
areas & a publication area for students
to submit their own research work. In
addition several active listservs for the
teachers & project special interest groups
have been established to assist
Institute of Physics
Promotes physics education research
& understanding to other scientists,
decision-makers & the public.
Interactive journey through modern
physics! Learn visually & conceptually
about 20th Century science &
Comprehensive physics & astronomy
online education, research & reference
High-quality mathematical content for
secondary-school & college students
that is free, motivational, & instructional.
Multimedia project dealing
with spatiality, time, people & patterns.
Activities for the classroom.
Long-term initiative of the American
Association for the Advancement
of Science working to reform K-12
science, mathematics, & technology
Rainforest Action Network.
Sections include Kid's Action, Heroes
Corner, Jungle Gym, About Rainforests,
Protect-an-Acre & Teacher's Lounge.
Reuben H. Fleet Science
Seeks to inspire life-long learning by
furthering the public's understanding &
enjoyment of science and technology.
Online exhibitions, educational web
sites, resources for teachers & students.
Links to researched sites, lesson plans,
activities, & project ideas.
Dedicated to helping people of all ages
experience their oneness and harmony with all
Life. Uses the flow learning system of teaching
to gently guide people, step by step, to deeper,
more profound experiences of nature. Flow
learning has four stages: Awaken Enthusiasm,
Focus Attention, Direct Experience & Share
Resources for helping students & adults
learn, explore, & understand math &
Museum of Innovation
Gateway to experience the excitement
of contemporary science & technology
through on & offline interactivity with
science & technology centers worldwide.
University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology
to the Universe
Sports nutrition, biomechanics,
physiology & psychology.
The Why Files
Yahoo: Math History
Blue Web'n Learning Applications
Designed to help K-12 teachers integrate
technology into the classroom. Here you’ll find
over 5,800 annotated links to educational
sites with free resources, all organized by
theme pages and keyword search.
Free, fun & safe Internet treasure hunt
Educational Software Cooperative
Mission is to advance higher education
by promoting the intelligent use of
Chronicles technological change in the classroom,
interprets education issues in a digital world, &
offers advice pertinent to the implementation
of technology in K-12 schools.
The tutorials search engine.
McREL's goal is improving the quality of education
& learning through applied research, product
development & service.
Interactive online expedition website
for K-12 worldwide
SuperKids Software Guide
Mobilizes technology volunteers into
schools, offering tech support & teacher
Offers programs designed to advance
education through the use of
Schools & Libraries Division
Provides affordable access to tele-
services for all eligible
schools & libraries in the United States.
Wu's Origami Page
Origami Helps Scientists Solve Problems
Paper Folding Fractals