Beginning a Schoolwide Recycling Program Was Easier Than I Expected

With the help of students and colleagues, I am trying to bring consistent, accurate recycling to the school where I teach. And I am attempting to teach students about recycling--by having them do it together. * * * On January 1st of this year, recycling in Oregon changed. We had been shipping much of our... Continue Reading →


Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Natural Causes” and the Education of Teens

How do we equip our students to grapple with the great questions? At my school, I notice two, maybe three, parallel but different tracks of daily conversation connecting students to the philosophic plane: there appears to be consensus around a therapeutic notion of an independent "self" seeking mind/body wellness as well as a public identity... Continue Reading →