Kaci Rae Christopher wrote:
At the heart of these questions is one that I am always asking myself in my work: how do we nurture children into the vital knowledge of an interconnected world at risk, without depressing them and inducing apathy, but rather inspire change-makers and advocates?
Nicole Alderman wrote:What is a teacher to do? Create as low-stress environment as possible in the classroom. Create safe havens both in and out of the classrooms--preferably ones in the garden! Have more time out in nature, because it does calm one down. Show them how they can meet their needs with nature through the food they grow and harvest. Give them chances to give and to show love without any force. Encourage giving behaviors through play and cooperative learning.
Kaci Rae Christopher wrote:I hadn't considered just how important providing security is for children, in the context of fostering love (verb) of the land or in introducing the difficult outcomes and causes of a drastically changing world.