Back to School: Advice from a Pencil

The start of a new school year is a wonderful time to take some advice from a pencil! It represents a time to “take note of what’s important” as intentions are set for a new school year. What story will you and your students tell?

This poster is one of several products that PLT and Your True Nature (YTN) have teamed together to produce especially for members of the PLT community, along with correlations to PLT’s activities, YTN’s lesson plans, and other resources.


Ideas for Your Classroom

Whether it’s apples, pencils, or animals, Advice from Nature poetry is a fun and approachable way for students to connect with the world around them and get inspired by the wisdom of nature. Explore the resources we’ve compiled to help get your students interacting with and exploring the wonders of nature from Day One!

For example:

Special Offer

To celebrate our partnership, YTN is extending their 30% discount on all Advice items through the end of September for members of the PLT community. An additional 10% of all purchases will be donated to PLT. Shop our collection and enter the code EDUCATOR-PLTDIS at checkout to receive your 30% discount.

All YTN products use recycled paper and are 100% replanted with nearly 120,000 trees that have already taken root! YTN will plant additional trees for each PLT order over $30.


PLT and Your True Nature Resources

Visit our partner page to explore YTN’s Advice from Nature products as well as a variety of free resources, including lessons for specific topics and grade levels, correlations to PLT activities, and printable handouts for PLT workshop facilitators.

We hope you’ll find some inspiring messages to share with your students this year.
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Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum for Project Learning Tree. Jackie oversees the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources. She also directs strategic alliances that advance curriculum implementation with other environmental education and sustainability resource providers.

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