Civic Engagement and Youth Voice in Place-Based Education

During the Winter Professional Learning of 2021, Ethan Lowenstein, Director of SEMIS Coalition, gave a beautiful and hopeful speech addressing the challenges we have experienced lately. People in global, national, and local communities have faced a frightening...

Advice from Youth in Southeast Michigan

Young Wisdom Advice From Youth What helps me engage now?  The teachers and relationships. Over the course of the last 6 months we have had the opportunity to spend time learning with a few different groups of students from southeast Michigan schools. We have been...

Porter Chair Series: Guest Blogger Bill Boyle on Restorative Practices and EcoJustice Education

Recognizing Community, Recognizing Its Members By Bill Boyle October 27, 2015 One of the more promising antidotes to the alienated individualism of the “ethic of achievement” in schools lies in the use of Restorative Practices.  As I’ve written previously, “We tend to...

EcoJustice Book List Review

Have you used these books? Share how! At the Summer Institute, teachers received several books to support EcoJustice literacy and investigating the commons.  These books were chosen for their support of a few different concepts: integrating multiple perspectives into...

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