The Movement Creative

The Movement Creative is an amazing NYC-based parkour, movement, and games organization that we’ve been inviting to partner with our school communities. Although Parkour is often seen as an activity for the super fit and super bold YouTube sensations jumping from window ledges to building tops, I’ve loved seeing how their movement philosophy translates to…

School Garden – Planning the Nitty Gritty

So much about properly caring for a new school garden concerns the nitty, gritty nuts and bolts of who’s doing what and when and where are all the things kept?!¬†Here are some questions and logistics to consider when you’re coordinating use of your school’s new garden. You might keep this info on a worksheet in…

Basic Garden Tips: All About Weeds

Lets talk about weeds! What’s wrong with weeds? Bad for your other plants. It is especially important to manage weed growth in small spaces like schoolyard gardens and plots where soil and nutrients are limited.¬† Unfortunately, weeds left to grow wild will eventually kill some plants and stress others. Too messy. Weeds make your school…

Math in the Playground with Urban Math Trails

Take your students out of the classroom and into the playground for a math lesson. Not only has TPL transformed over 200 barren asphalt lots into dynamic green playgrounds for NYC students, we are now activating math learning at these playgrounds. A series of playground problem sets, tied to NYC math learning standards, is now…