Sustainability Superheroes blog
Using Decision-making and Entrepreneurial Thinking
It's time for another teacher feature in our "Teachers go GREEN" series where we feature all the amazing things that local Florida teachers are doing to be sustainable. Check out our previous blogs here to discover great ideas from other teacher feature blogs.
Today, Sustainability Superheroes would like to introduce 5th grade math and science teacher, Teresa Buckman! Check out how she inspired entrepreneurial thinking in her students.
These are fantastic ideas to teach sustainability to kids. Teresa used entrepreneurial thinking to change the way she teaches standards. She was able to take the real-world problems to engage her students in creative entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems. If you need tips on how to get started on teaching your students about sustainability, it never hurts to go with the basics and create lessons on recycling, reducing waste and aiming for a circular economy. We have plenty of resources and lessons plans in these topics!
Teach your students about the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) with our resource page America Recycles Day. This is where you can get ideas on activities, videos to show students of all grade levels, and much more!
Teach your students about smart and efficient ways they can reduce waste by visiting our Garbage Solutions resource page. This has lessons and activities on educating students about what to do with all the garbage in the world and how to mitigate its negative effect on the planet.
Students are the future of the planet, and it's important to teach them about these topics so they can make the right decisions in adulthood, whether that's in life or business. Teach your students about the importance of achieving a circular economy where resources can be optimized and not turned into waste at the end of their lives. Then, ask your students to research how one of their favorite goods is made. After they discover some of the sustainability issues that exist, ask them to use entrepreneurial thinking to rethink some of the processes.
For more information on the circular economy, visit the Ellen MacArthur Foundation . Then, visit GreenBiz.com and to see how businesses are trying to solve these problems today!