Fifth Grade Students Discover the Wonders of the Forest

Fifth Grade Students Discover the Wonders of the Forest 7/1/09 Linda Bettony knew her fifth graders needed more opportunities to learn outdoors, but she also knew she needed some help to make it work. Inspired by an article she read last year about a school group visiting HHP, Inc., a hardwood sawmill in Henniker, this …

Outdoor Learning Takes Place Year Round at Bicentennial Elementary School

Outdoor Learning Takes Place Year Round at Bicentennial Elementary School 2/1/09 Any teacher knows that preparing a class of young students to go outdoors in the winter can be a frustrating task, as they wrestle with cumbersome boots, twisted snow pants and the ever disappearing pairs of mittens. Now add 25 pairs of snowshoes with …

Ina Ahern – 2008 National PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year

Ina Ahern teaches chemistry, physics, and environmental science at Plymouth Regional High School. A high school science teacher for 25 years, Ina often makes presentations to other educators about how to incorporate the local environment into teaching. In 2006, she was one of a pioneer group of teachers to participate in the yearlong program, A …

Katharine Fralick – 2007 National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree

Katharine Fralick, Professor of Education, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire Katharine (Katy) Fralick has taught at Plymouth State University for 20 years. All of her undergraduate education students receive PLT training to introduce them to various teaching strategies and to help them become comfortable with both the content and skills they will need to teach. …