Sustainability in education

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to conduct a workshop defining the concept of sustainability with a 6th Grade class in Brooklyn’s M.S. 88!  I owe it the homeroom teacher, Mr. Torrey Maldonado who devised a dynamic curriculum for his class around responsible choices. The youth were incredibly engaged, which was humbling for me.  At their age, I had no concept of global warming or “renewable energy”.  But they are on it–and so is their science teacher, Ms. Marks.

Here’s is an un-plugged promo for Mr. Maldonado’s youth novel, Secret Saturdays.   The book is all about responsible choices, and it’s geared toward adolescent boys.  Given very favorable reviews from school librarians, it’s a great book for educators and parents to consider.  Give the gift of literature to a young boy you know, and support another educator in the process.

Without a fundamental understanding of responsible choices, sustainability would just be a gimmick.


About C. Sala Hewitt

C. Sala Hewitt
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