Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow explain how we can teach kids The following is adapted from Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating. Ecoliterate marks a rich collaboration between Daniel Goleman and the Center for Ecoliteracy, an organization best known for its pioneering work with school. Ecoliterate: How Educators are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett and Zenobia Barlow (review).

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We must begin to see ourselves as part of a complex, interconnected web that values sustainability, the responsible management of resources, as opposed to durability, the capacity to endure through In our increasingly global and complicated economy, it is difficult to saniel the path between our actions and their consequences.

How to write a great review Do Evoliterate what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. It gives ways in which educators are sharing experiences with their students exoliterate allow them to be involved. Wright-Albertini felt the same way. No harangue here; thisis about hope, embodied in educating our children—head,heart, and hands—to deeply understand how to take care ofthemselves, their neighbors, and the natural world on which we alldepend.

Ajsknapp rated it it was amazing Sep 18, To ask other readers questions about Ecoliterateplease sign up.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. When More is Not Enough. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Lauren Bullard rated it really liked it Jul 28, Building resiliency—for example, by moving away from mono-crop agriculture or by creating local, less centralized food systems or energy networks—is another important strategy for survival in these circumstances.


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The Center for Ecoliteracy has long been known for its work to promote integrating ecological principles around sustainability into school curricula. Austin Corbett rated it really liked it Apr 22, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Return to Book Page. We’re in their debt for showing theway. This requires that students learn to take a long view when making decisions about how to live. This would be an excellent book for everyone to read, not just educators.

It should enlighten and invigorate schools andcommunities everywhere. An excellent combinaton of theory and practice. Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection [2 volumes]. Yes, it isperfect for educators, but it is also perfect for students,parents, grandparents, and all of us yearning to contribute to lifeon our planet.

Also, there are questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.

Teachers can foster an understanding of the diverse web of relationships within a location by having students study that location as a system. Lisa Bennett is the communications director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, a longtime writer about the environment, health, and education.


First of all, ecoliterate people have learned from nature that all living organisms are members of a complex, interconnected web of life and that those members inhabiting a particular place depend upon their interconnectedness for survival. When students begin to understand the intricate interplay of relation- ships that sustain an ecosystem, they can better appreciate the implications for survival that even a small disturbance may have, or the importance of strengthening relationships that help a system respond to disturbances.


We may notice unusual weather, but daily weather is not the same as climate disruption over time. In nature, organisms are members of systems nested within other systems, from the micro-level to the macro-level. To foster learning that genuinely prepares young people for the ecological challenges presented by this entirely unprecedented time in human history.

And it cultivates the knowledge, empathy, and action required for practicing sustainable living. It is just like learning through stories. Jan 27, Leah Moore rated it it was ok.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Joseph rated it it golfman ok Jan 27, How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, a book that identifies five practices to cultivate these dimensions of intelligence and ways to develop curriculum to support their expression.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Read this if you care about the earth and teaching others about sustaining it, – in golemman or in your community. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

This is one of several indicators that human brains are wired to feel empathy and concern for other living things.