Collaborative Teaching for Integrated Learning: Lessons from Finland

We encourage students to collaborate all the time, but as teachers, we often work alone. This is unfortunate because some of the best work I see at conferences occurs when groups of teachers come together to share their ideas and compare approaches.  Not only do such interactions lead to new ideas, but they also help teachers from different disciplines … Continue reading Collaborative Teaching for Integrated Learning: Lessons from Finland

Environmental Literacy: Are we teaching students the skills they need to face the realities of climate change?

In early October 2014 the Pentagon announced that climate change is an immediate threat to national security as it will cause an increased likelihood of displaced people due to widespread famine, rising sea levels, the spread of infectious disease, and increased poverty. The Pentagon has spoken. There is no more denying it. Climate change is … Continue reading Environmental Literacy: Are we teaching students the skills they need to face the realities of climate change?