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The power of a plant : a teacher's odyssey to grow healthy minds and schools

Author: Stephen Ritz; Suzie Boss
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher and self-proclaimed CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Stephen Ritz shows you how, in one of the nation's poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. What if we taught students that they have as much potential as a seed' That in the right conditions, they can grow into  Read more...
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Ritz, Stephen.
Power of a plant.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2017]
(DLC) 2017018515
Named Person: Stephen Ritz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ritz; Suzie Boss
ISBN: 9781623368654 1623368650
OCLC Number: 987615968
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Stephen Ritz with Suzie Boss.

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