The Class Isn't Always Greener (But It Could Be)
One of the sadder basic facts of life at my school is that there's not much space for the kids to play and there's no green space at all. I've been trying to think of ways to change that, starting with a small garden aka an edible schoolyard was one idea I've had. I think the environment kids play in is just as vital to their growth as their work area, and research seems to support this idea. I read an interesting story on The NY Times's Design blog that discusses the efforts to create "greener" schools in the United States. It's certainly worth reading if you've got the time.