As teachers, we strive to provide the best future as we can for our pupils. But is their future itself in peril. People taking part in the Climate Rebellion and the School strike for Climate would probably think so, and the environment has moved up the political agenda as a result of these movements.
But how should schools respond to school strikes? Should they support their pupils in climate direct action, or lament the missed learning from all those missed Fridays? And should teachers be held responsible for spelling mistakes on pupil placards? [JOKE!]
In this session of UKEdChat, we will discuss how environmental issues are taught, whether schools are ‘green’ places, and how the School Strike for Climate is being perceived by schools and educators.
- Have any of your pupils taken part in the School Strike for Climate and, if so, what has been the reaction by your school?
- What is your view of the School Strike for Climate?
- Should environmental activism be encouraged? If so, how?
- What role do schools play in learning about ‘green’ issues?
- How can you teach pupils about the environment in your subject area or age group?
- Are there any environmental issues you do not feel comfortable covering? What further training do you feel you need?
- Is your school a ‘green’ place to learn? How could it be improved?
- What are your favourite activities to increase environmental awareness?
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