Volume 23, No.4 - Summer 2009

Volume 23, No.4 - Summer 2009
Issue Theme

The Big One

Teaching about climate change

The environmental crisis requires a profound social and curricular rethinking.

The Big One
Cover Story

A Pedagogy for Ecology

Helping students build an ecological identity and a conscious connection to place opens them to a broader bond with the earth.

A Pedagogy for Ecology

The Wonder of Nature

A review of The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Sense of Wonder, and A Sand County Almanac.

The Wonder of Nature

Rethinking Lunchtime

Making lunch an integral part of education

Lunch is too important to be thought of as the ritual pit stop between classroom and playground.

Rethinking Lunchtime

Educating Heather

First-person narratives bring climate change closer to home

First-person narratives about climate change bridge the gap for students between theory and reality.

Educating Heather

Teachable Moments Not Just for Kids

When parents avoid connecting, they model for children how not to talk about race and racism.

Teachable Moments Not Just for Kids

Beat It! Defeat It! Racist Cookies

Promoting activism in teacher education

How racist cookies spurred a teacher and her education students to take action.

Beat It! Defeat It! Racist Cookies

"Bait and Switch"

New report pushes voucher fans to fast-talk around problems

Voucher advocates are fast-talking their way around a new report that cast doubts on the value of the program.

"Bait and Switch"

America's Army Invades Our Classrooms

The military’s stealth recruitment of children

The Army's new high-tech strategy for winning recruits.

America's Army Invades Our Classrooms

Teaching for Joy and Justice

An excerpt from Christensen's new book, Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom.

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Boycott!

Los Angeles Teachers Say NO to More Testing

Los Angeles teachers take on LAUSD's mandated tests.

Boycott!

Connected to the Community

An effective model for preparing and retaining teachers

A look inside I-Teach, an effective model for preparing and retaining teachers.

Connected to the Community

Izzit Capitalist Propaganda?

DVDs from Izzit.org follow a familiar free-market script.

Izzit Capitalist Propaganda?

"It Was So Much Fun! I Died of Massive Blood Loss!"

The problem with Civil War reenactments for children

A mock battle highlights the line between role-playing and re-enactment.

"It Was So Much Fun! I Died of Massive Blood Loss!"