Becca Polk

In December 2019, the Spark Teacher Education Institute attended Bill Bigelow’s Climate Justice Workshop in Brattleboro, Vermont. We were able to engage in critical climate justice pedagogy alongside teachers and community organizers from Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

It was amazing to be there with so many other teacher activists who are educating students in order to take action against the capitalist-driven climate crisis. I thought the activities, such as the Climate Justice Mixer and La Via Campesina Roleplay, were incredible in how they highlighted the stories of people and movements in the resistance. Many of the teachers already have plans to incorporate these activities in their classrooms.

Thanks again to Bigelow for sharing his experience and knowledge along with many others who are helping to make this world a more just and healthy place!