I went into teaching because I had dreams of being the teacher who taught the student who changed the world to make it a better place.
18 years later that desire hasn’t disappeared, it has just become a little more focused and my goal now includes empowering teachers and students to take steps that will ultimately make a better future.
Creating a more sustainable future is one of the most important and relevant issues we as a society face. Yet the majority of people today struggle to define what sustainability even looks like in a real world, everyday life. And if the majority of adults struggle to articulate what sustainability actually is, how easily can we teach about it to our students?
The Sustainability Puzzle aims to provide insight, ideas, resources, inspiration, and direction in how we can start to put the pieces of the puzzle together for ourselves, our students, our schools, and the environment.
Focusing on the doom and gloom of climate change and other overwhelming issues is not my thing – others do that so much better. So instead, the emphasis will be on actions and strategies that can start to address the uniqueness and complexities of you, your school community, and the environment.
It is a super wickedly complex puzzle, yet if we all take action we have the power to make things so much better.