I haven’t really posted much as of late, what with the end of the semester and all. But, I am transitioning more into teaching and learning processes, making sure that people love soils as much as I do!
But one of the projects that I am really excited to work on is my lesson plan for a book on Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. This book is on effective pedagogy for college and advanced high school courses to be published by Springer in late 2015, edited by Loren Byrne. For a more detailed plan of the book, check out the book topic list.
I am going to be working on a case piece on Soil Science and Urban Development in the Southeast in the Searching for Solutions Sections. The Southeast is rapidly developing, and sediment is the number one source of pollution in waterways. However, with the historical damage that occurred in the region, development may not actually be a horrible thing. I am hoping to get students thinking outside of their preconceived notions, and thinking about sustainable development.
Got some really neat GIFs and numbers for my case study. Now, here’s to hoping that I have enough time to hit the January deadline!