Katy Farber is a professional development coordinator, author, and former sixth grade teacher from Vermont. She writes about education, parenting, the environment and sustainability for various websites and publications, and lives in the Vermont woods with her family. Katy works to elevate the voices of students, teachers, and parents, and advocates for children’s health, leadership, authentic learning and deep, powerful service for others and the natural world.
Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretive—most people don't even know they happen.
Found as a baby, on a bed of moss under an old growth tree, Cedar’s beginning was a mystery. As she began her sixth grade year, Cedar resembled her namesake with her wild mane of brown hair, her sinewy body, and deer-like eyes.
Real and Relevant provides teachers with a realistic, integrated, and inspirational guide for how to lead service and project-based learning with their students. By engaging in service or project-based learning with students, you are doing nothing less than changing the world for the better.
Learn why today’s best teachers are leavingfrom the teachers themselves.
Low pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testingthese are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before.
Change the World with Service Learning is written in a clear and easy-to-use style designed for the teacher integrating Service Learning into the curriculum.