Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Mark Windschitl, professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, had an opinion piece published in The Seattle Times titled “Students are ready to talk about climate change – are you?” In the piece, he discusses how children, especially teens, are ready to engage in topics around climate change while educators, the vast majority of which say they were never trained to discuss climate change topics in the classroom, are making final decisions about whether to incorporate climate change into their lessons for the year. He encourages teachers to “embrace the role of trusted messengers for climate ideas that other activists hold up as key to the cause — they can be influencers for millions of children whose futures are at risk, and by extension the adults in their lives.”