“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, December 1, 2023

The Ecological Thought Is Now on the Dutch High School Curriculum

 ....and today is when I train the teachers about how to teach it. I'm so incredibly proud of that. And glad that someone is taking ecology that seriously. 

Unless you've been in high school in the 2010s, you wouldn't believe the number of high school students who like my stuff and are glad that I'm around. I'm putting it that way because it's actually true. In Cumbria in 2019, at Wordsworth's house, a mum and her daughter told me they had flown fro Ireland to say thanks to me for doing what I do. I get emails from high school students all the time. 

In 2014, at the library of Northwestern University, I had done a dialogue and was about to do my lecture. About one hundred graduate students piled in. There was nowhere for them to sit so most of them sat on the floor. Afterwards, about twenty of them surrounded me and told me how much they loved my stuff. 

I get emails from high school students all the time. Claire Colebrook once said something really nice. She said that the reason for this is, I'm giving them things they can actually think about. 

If you put my books through Lexile software, they come out as legible by kids from eleven years old and up. 

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