Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth A. Wilson works as an educational consultant and curriculum writer. She has a doctorate in early childhood and elementary education and a master’s degree in special education. Dr. Wilson taught at the university level for over 14 years, including ten years at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Professionally, her primary areas of interest are early childhood environmental education and peace education. Much of her work focuses on the holistic development of children, with an emphasis on connections between body, mind, and spirit.

Articles by Dr. Ruth

Desired Things for a Better World

A number of years ago, I asked my ninth-grade English students to make a bucket list of at least three things they’d like to do before they die. Examples of what they wrote down include “riding a motorcycle,” “becoming a

Caring as a Path to College

An initiative to revamp college admissions criteria presents an opportunity for K-12 educators to highlight academic achievement and caring for others at the same time.

Growing Seeds of Understanding

School gardens can foster cross-cultural and multicultural understandings.

More Than Birds and Butterflies

Environmental sensitivity and social justice concerns can lead to action.

An Earth Day Event for Building Community

Earth Day is still two months away, but it's not too early to start planning an event that highlights the importance of preserving the natural world—and that can draw the school and larger community together.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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