This past school year we focused our attention on how birding is an activity that can help city-dwellers experience urban forests as places for practicing stillness in nature, while also allowing an opportunity to appreciate urban biodiversity we may not typically notice. Continue reading How movements like #BlackBirdersWeek can help students see themselves as environmentalists
Bearing witness to emotions These experiences present a snapshot of the formative experiences of climate change education. These stories made clear the need for fostering safe and facilitative spaces for young people to respond to learning about climate change through their full range of cognitive, bodily and emotive registers. Young people are beginning to be louder in initiating these spaces and are demanding places for these conversations. Educators, parents, politicians and others need to be active in responding to this need and in creating and fostering spaces alongside young people that give social permission to experience and express emotion about climate change. Continue reading Climate Change is Emotional – for All of Us
Young adventurers can activate their inner explorer this summer by visiting some of North America’s most interesting places – virtually or in real life – and learn about wildlife, Indigenous history, geological characteristics, and more with National Geographic’s Summer Adventures on the Road! Continue reading Introducing Summer Adventures on the Road!
I was able to connect hip hop to my teaching craft because of my own passion for it. Young people see right through inauthenticity. So while I would love for more and more educators to integrate hip hop into their work because of its power, I also do not recommend doing it if it is forced. Find your own opportunities to build authentic connections with young people and build learning opportunities for them from your own passions. Continue reading What You Love Can Be a Shared Path of Exploration with Your Students
From wherever we are, exploration is possible. Bring the world to your classroom and inspire your students to consider new perspectives, ask complex questions, and take action toward a better future. Continue reading Bring the World to Your Classroom with Live Cams!