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Foundation for Teaching Economics--Institute on the Environment and Economics--Aug. 4-7, McCall Hunt Lodge

   FTE is returning to Idaho with their popular Economics and the Environment Program.  

The Environment and The Economy is a 4 - day residential program for teachers designed to help integrate an understanding of environmental issues into classroom discussion. Focus of the program is to present an understanding of how market forces may be used to solve environmental issues. 

The program is structured as a business conference and incorporates a blend of learning activities including hands-on classroom activities, lectures, simulations and a one-day field trip. All materials and activities have been developed specifically for this program

Room and tax will be paid for all participants staying with another participant. For those choosing to either have a single room or to stay with a guest who is not a program participant, $45 per room for each of the nights of August 4, 5, 6 will be covered

by the Foundation for Teaching Economics. The participant must pay all additional expenses. 

The Institute may be taken for 2 graduate hours credit in economics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.($204)  One Continuing Education Credit is available through Boise State University. ($60)


What is your Mindset?

TeachIdaho completed an 8 week study on the book, Mindset, with 150 teachers throughout the state.  Mindsets can be fixed or growth.  They are distinguished by the way in which people make difficult decisions.  These can be summed up in the following ways:

Challenges:  Fixed--Avoids; Growth-Embraces

Obstacles: Fixed--Gives up easily; Growth--Persists in face of setbacks

Effort:  Fixed--sees effort as futile (if you don't know it already, why try); Growth--Effort is the path to mastery

Critique: Fixed--Ignores negative criticism; Growth--Critique is Learning opportunity

Success of Others: Fixed-Threatened by other's success; Growth--Finds lessons and inspiration from other's success


I will be posting some of the most informative comments from teacher's who participated in this study.  Hopefully, you will read the book.  I am entertaining running the same study for interested participants next fall.  Stay Tuned.