His Class Attendance Went From 40% To 93% Because Of A Garden… – Eco Snippets

His Class Attendance Went From 40% To 93% Because Of A Garden…

His class attendance went from 40% to 93% because of a garden...

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“If you teach kids about nature they learn to nurture. And when children learn to nurture we as a society collectively embrace our better nature.” – Stephen Ritz

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes they have never imagined while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx, Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown over 25,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance…

His class attendance went from 40% to 93% because of a garden...

His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. His students, traveling from Boston to Rockefeller Center to the Hamptons, earn living wage en route to graduation…

His class attendance went from 40% to 93% because of a garden...

A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery – and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.

Check out his Ted Talk here…

And the follow up…

And here’s another awesome short video about this awesome guy…

Stephen Ritz is the teacher you wish you had. The teacher every kid deserves. A true paradigm breaker, he sets the pace for future generations of teachers to come.

If you know a teacher, be sure to share this with them and inspire them to make a change. Anything becomes possible with just a little inspiration…

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Easy, teach what people want to learn…not what you think they need to know.

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    He is one of my hero’s.

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