“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of the most common questions we ask our children. Their answers are bound only by their imagination and experiences. But we adults don’t ask that question with any real expectation that children will actually pursue the careers that they share or just because […]
This week we are sharing an article by Doron Markus, San Mateo County Office of Education’s career and STEM success coordinator, that proposes incorporating environmentally-sustainable and socially-responsible behaviors and practices in K–12 career education.
We interviewed staff members of the Park Day School in Oakland, California. You can read all about the inspiring school, district, and county case studies.
At the end of 2020, Karen Cowe, Ten Strands’ CEO, and Linda Livers, Ten Strands’ consultant, interviewed three staff members of the Park Day School in Oakland, California: Angela Taylor, head of school; Jennifer Cooper, facilities manager; and Josie Shapiro, director of admissions. This interview was originally published as a case study on the National […]
Creative writing, poetry, and placemaking are all ways to connect complex scientific ideas and to explore relationships to the environment. Writing, and the various ways in which humans share ideas and stories, is also part of a longer tradition of storytelling. For thousands of years, humans have expanded the confines of language to define and […]
We share an article by environmental educator and poet Allie Rigby, who discusses how incorporating poetry into lessons can help students connect with their local places.
I am writing about the Current Context: A Focus on the Environment series, an environment-based current events classroom resource, at an exciting time. The series began in 2017, and all 18 issues were published during Trump’s presidency, when there was a clear disconnect between the science and observation regarding climate change and what the president […]
This week’s article is written by California History–Social Science Project’s Shelley Brooks, about the Current Context: A Focus on the Environment series. The series shares scientific and policy-related research and encourages students to believe that concerted attention to local and global problems can result in real improvement.