Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from No. 102, Summer

Bringing Climate into the Classroom: Inside a Teaching Retreat around Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jill Howdyshell lives and teaches 5th grade in Togiak, a small Yu'pik fishing village in southwestern Alaska. In Togiak, harvesting berries is a practice that goes back countless generations. The berries are the key ingredient...
Ignorance/denial-Fear/paralysis/engagement/commitment: Reflections on a Decade Teaching Climate Change Law
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Teaching about climate change at any level means introducing students to the fearsome realities of our rapidly changing earth. But more than transmitting curriculum content, this teaching requires opening a space where students...
In Memoriam: Pepi Leistyna
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1963-2015 ~ Remembering Pepi Leistyna ~ We mourn our Radical Teacher colleague, beloved educator, admired scholar and friend, Pepi Leistyna. Pepi's work and passionate commitment to progressive politics are our cherished...
Introduction: Teaching about Climate Change
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Arctic ice cap is melting. The seas are rising. Extreme weather events--droughts, floods, hurricanes, massive snowstorms--are becoming the norm. World grain production is declining, and resource wars are intensifying....
News for Educational Workers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Fossil Fuel Divestment Thousands of students across an estimated 400 U. S. campuses are calling on their institutions to divest in coal, oil, and natural gas companies. Twenty-seven colleges and universities across the...
Post-Feminist Puritanism: Teaching (and Learning from) the Lowell Offering in the 21st Century
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In my first semester as a postdoc in the English department at the University of Pittsburgh, I taught an elective course called Women's Work: Gender and Labor in U.S. Literature and Culture to a group of 21 women undergraduates....
Resource Wars: An on the Ground Understanding of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia, West Virginia
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This article sketches student responses to directly witnessing the tragedy of mountaintop removal mining (MTR) on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, where we began traveling in 2011. This engaged anthropological curriculum...
Review: Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty
Review: Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty by Jay Gillen [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty by Jay Gillen (AK Press, 2014) "I did not enjoy...
Teaching and Practicing Climate Politics at College of the Atlantic: Student-Inspired, Student-Driven
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] College of the Atlantic (COA) is a small, alternative liberal arts college located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. The flexibility of our curriculum, a student-centered philosophy, and an emphasis on practical engagement...
Teaching Note: Young Adult Literature in the College Classroom: Teaching the Novel Feed
The Spring 2015 semester marked my fourth time teaching ENG 1500: Experiences in Literature at William Paterson University. One of the major objectives stated in the university's description of this course is to help students to develop an appreciation...
The Weight of Trash: Teaching Sustainability and Ecofeminism by Asking Undergraduates to Carry around Their Own Garbage
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction The university classroom presents unique opportunities to engage in daring, creative, politically engaged, and experiential learning. As a platform for students to explore, refine, and transform their political...
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