Ecoliterate : How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence
by Goleman, Daniel; Bennett, Lisa; Barlow, Zenobia; Sly, Carolie (CON)







Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: From Breakdown to Breakthrough1(20)
Five Practices of Emotionally and Socially Engaged Ecoliteracy
12(9)
SECTION ONE STORIES FROM THE FIELD
PART ONE STANDING STRONG ON A COAL MOUNTAIN
21(22)
1 Lessons from a Coal Miner's Daughter
23(12)
Teri Blanton
Wendell Berry
How to Mine a Mountain
25(1)
Deconstructing the Meaning of "Cheap"
26(4)
Why Can't We Go Out and Play, Daddy?
30(5)
2 Taking a Power Trip
35(8)
Spartanburg Day School, South Carolina
Bringing "The Ecosphere" Down to Earth
36(4)
What's My Connection?
40(1)
The Last Mountain
41(2)
PART TWO FROM ANGER TO ACTION IN OIL COUNTRY
43(20)
3 The Heart of the Caribou
45(10)
Sarah James
Top Ten Oil Producers
48(5)
United States Is Number One in Oil Consumption
53(2)
4 Beyond Whining
55(8)
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
The World's Most Important Energy Source
59(3)
Classroom Exercise: Where's the Oil?
62(1)
PART THREE SHARED WATER: MOVING BEYOND BOUNDARIES
63(24)
5 Water Wars and Peace
65(12)
Aaron Wolf
The Biggest (Hidden) Use of Water
67(1)
Ocean Water in a Glass?
68(3)
The Resilience of Water
71(6)
6 From Restoration to Resilience
77(10)
Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed, Northern California
Freshwater Blues
81(1)
The Rise of Dead Zones
82(2)
The New Face of Water Pollution
84(3)
PART FOUR NOURISHING COMMUNITIES WITH FOOD
87(24)
7 Changing a Food System, One Seed at a Time
89(10)
La Semilla Food Center, Anthony, New Mexico
How to Feed Nine Billion
92(2)
Test Your "Food IQ"
94(5)
8 Forging the Food Justice Path
99(12)
Tony Smith
The Rise of School Food Reform
100(5)
The Curriculum Connection
105(1)
Rethinking School Lunch
106(5)
SECTION TWO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
111(22)
9 Cultivating Ecoliterate Learning Communities
113(10)
Guidelines for Engaging Colleagues
Using Circles to Cultivate Deep Listening
118(2)
Transformation in the Classroom
120(3)
10 Reflection and Practice
123(10)
Conversation Strategies for Getting Started
Going on a Virtual Dive
127(3)
Professional Development Sample Agendas
130(3)
Conclusion: Hands-On Hope133(2)
Notes135(20)
Resources155(8)
Index163(8)
The Center for Ecoliteracy171(2)
The Authors173


Presents stories of educators, activists, and students who embody a new integration of emotional, social, and ecological intelligence, and reveals how ecologically-informed education helps advance academic achievement and foster community service.





Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist, former New York Times science reporter, and author of the classic Emotional Intelligence.

Lisa Bennett is the communications director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, a longtime writer about the environment, health, and education. She is also a former fellow at Harvard University's Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy.

Zenobia Barlow is the executive director and cofounder of the Center for Ecoliteracy and coeditor of Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World.






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