Monday, October 8, 2012

ECOLITERATE: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social and Ecological Intelligence Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)


The health of our world is in danger. It is becoming harder to find fresh drinking or healthy soil to grow healthy foods, our world has become ecologically challenged and we need to do something about it before it is too late. We need to make changes in our own habits and we need to instill in our children, the importance of taking care of Mother Earth. ECOLITERATE: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, August 2012) by Lisa Bennett, Zenobia Barlow, and Daniel Goleman, tells the inspirational stories of how educators are teaching and empowering children to make a positive difference in the world.
Here is the synopsis of ECOLITERATE: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social and Ecological Intelligence from the back of the book:

Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate tells stories of educators, activists, and students who embody a new integration of emotional, social, and ecological intelligence. Building on the success of bestselling author Daniel Goleman's emotional and social learning paradigm, Ecoliterate shows how educators are extending the cultivation of these essential dimensions of human intelligence to include knowledge of and empathy for all living systems. 

Through stories ranging from the Arctic to Appalachia and New Mexico to New Orleans, the authors reveal how education that engages in some of the most pressing ecological issues of the day advances academic achievement, fosters resilience, and helps school communities play a vital role in protecting the natural world.  The book also includes a professional development guide and exploration of five practices of engaged ecoliteracy: developing empathy for all forms of life, embracing sustainability as a community practice, making the invisible visible, anticipating unintended consequences, and understanding how nature sustains life. 

I believe in the message behind this book, teaching our children how to love and care for our environment will make a huge difference for future generation. ECOLITERATE is a wonderful resource for teachers AND parents (remember, parents are always a child's #1 educator) on how to best teach children eco-awareness and it does so through inspirational stories of those who have already implemented teaching eco-awareness and found success in doing so. I found the book to be easy to read and very eye-opening! 

Would you like to win a copy of ECOLITERATE?
(two winners, one copy each)

Giveaway ends Sunday, October 21st at 8pm CST
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 Thank you to Wesman PR for my sample used in this review, and for the winners prize.  Opinions are honest.  Review by Michelle.

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