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Teaching Our Students to be Heroes

For the last few months I have had the pleasure of participating in a small informal book club of individuals interested in climate change education.  Teachers that join the discussion bring valuable insights on how a particular text might fit into the classroom setting and for what ages.  Those of us that focus on supporting […]

Book Discussion: “Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times” by Scott Bischke

An aquarium of critters is left to struggle over resources and scientific integrity. Whether you are seeking inspired conversation or simply love a good story, “Fish Tank: A Fable For Our Times” is a unique treat. Genuinely well-written, simple in language and complex in theme: this story delivers on it’s promise to be an “insightful […]

Book Discussion: Empty and Earth-The Operators Manual

Note:  This is the fourth in a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues.  The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved […]

Book of the Month: Ship Breaker

Note:  This is the third in a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues.  The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved […]

Bringing Hope to the Climate Change Classroom Through Reading

Note:  This is the second in a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues.  The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved […]

Climate Literacy through Literature

I took part in the first “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved inclimate and energy education around the country and is sponsored through ICEE:  Inspiring Climate Change Education Excellence in Boulder, Colorado.  The number one […]

Climate Change Book Review for Elementary

Being the mother of an elementary aged girl it is hard to avoid reading the Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows.  The series, eight books in length, features two girls that are very different, but the best of friends.  Instead of their differences causing a problem, they instead make possible wonderful adventures and creative […]