Hi, I’m Cora the Connector! I’m a high school social studies teacher in Trenton, New Jersey.
I love teaching older kids... but I hate how the subjects are all taught separately. We should be collaborating and encouraging students to make connections in their learning. How else will they be able to create innovative solutions to complex problems like climate change?
I chose to teach social studies because I think it’s the most interdisciplinary subject. As we learn about history and politics, we also talk about scientific inventions and use math skills to analyze polling data.
But I wish I had more opportunities to collaborate with my colleagues and offer our students a rich, integrated learning experience.
Not only should our classes connect to each other... they should also connect to the issues our students care about, like sustainable transportation.
How can we use the principles of Education for Sustainability to develop a cohesive and meaningful curriculum?